Elizabeth and I went to Goose Island State Park, in particular to find the turtles documented by some folks earlier in the month: http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/inat-observation-of-the-day/journal/4990
Alas, we didn't see the turtles, but that's ok -- we spotted LOTS of other really exciting things. :)
I'll have to study this aster for a bit... I'm not familiar with it.
Looks like a succulent
Borrichia frutescens is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common names sea oxeye, sea oxeye daisy, bushy seaside tansy, and sea-marigold. In Veracruz it is called verdolaga de mar. It is native to the United States and Mexico, where it occurs along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Its distribution extends from Virginia south to Florida and west to Texas in the US, and along the Mexican Gulf Coast to Yucatán....