state welcome center
These trees change colors in the Fall. They have wide, flat leaves with 3 lobes. Their leaves are indicative of their maple species. I tried to get a good picture of the leaves, but the ones that grow near my neighborhood are trimmed regularly.
These palm trees are everywhere near my house and all over Florida. They're native to the area and are planted frequently as decorative trees near businesses and homes. When people think of Florida, they usually think of these palm trees along the beaches. This is Florida's state tree.
This pine tree grows in very moist soils along bodies of water, such as in wetlands, swamps, and marshes.
This plant is really common at the state park near my house. The trail I saw it on is a small loop that goes around and through the wetlands. This plant is a small shrub that has small, shiny, oval leaves and acorns.
Official Florida Welcome Center751829 I-95Yulee, FL 32097
Approximately 10 or so Black Skimmers in a flock of Laughing Gulls and Terns
Mating display of laughing gulls
This fern-like plant has a unique defense mechanism; it has saw-like teeth on its edges to deter being eaten.
These trees are really commons where I live. There seem to be pine trees everywhere which would be good for Florida's hot, humid climate because they are hardy.
Plentiful along the rock jetty. There may be barnacles along with oysters, or whatever
With a Sea Star in the second picture
Don't know my east coast species at all for Sea Stars. Along the rock jetty, slightly curled up here. Second picture is close up; first picture shows it with a Ruddy Turnstone in the foreground for size.
This was a tree or a bush
Awful picture; rainy dark conditions
With a Black Skimmer in the first picture; the second picture shows where a dive of a F's Tern has just taken place.
With a Forster's Tern
This little guy (~1" long) just so happened to hop onto my sleeping head right before sunrise.