Scarlet body wasp moth. Such romance in the insect world!
Bald eagle Osceola county Florida Most nesting pairs in the states.
Had to zoom in and crop pic, It had some altitude. Riding thermals
Osprey with Prey
Spotted a couple of them and my puppy loved the smell!
bromeliad that fell out of tree. Pretty big clump of plants!
Leaf cutter Bee
They were dessicated and clinging to stem. Saw a few in the area. What is causing this? Or is it just shedding?
Fluke or leaches?
In upland area
fungus growing at base of uprooted cypress tree
Owl getting harassed by crows and hawks.
Don't know if it was sleeping or winking at me!
It was trying to fight itself in the reflection of the glass door to the church when I drove up! Osceola Gobbler
Yard rescue relocation! I guess I get to repopulate the area that got burned behind my house!
Tough to get a clear shot of this one. It was quick and didn't stay still very long, it was even running head first down the tree!
This egg was in an old pine tree that was dead and had numerous woodpecker holes before the fire. I never really looked at the tree closely before to have seen if there was a larger hole for a nest. The tree caught fire near the base and then fell. There were two eggs on the ground this one that was cracked and leaking and another one that was hard boiled and cracked. Just wondering if anyone can maybe ID what they might have been? Those are oak leaves on the ground next to it for size comparison, they were kind of big so I was thinking woodpecker. Only the dead tree burnt other live trees near it only got singed and there wasn't a birds nest anywhere I could see in the area! Thanks in advance.
These guys are a couple fire survivors. They manged to stay away from the fire. The parents were above them watching them and I didn't dare get too close. I am sure they have been through enough already with the fire and then the Fl. Forestry service cutting fire breaks. Shot with my Nikon P500 near full zoom!
There was a fire behind my house and there are a few hawk nests in the woods. They were fleeing the fire and you can see the sadness in this ones eye! The drought index is really bad right now in Florida and we need rain desperately!
Displaying warning colors. Catch and release out of a non snake friendly yard.