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Amazing how nature still thrives and takes over man-made objects
Taking a typical naturally occurring night life personality and – con orgullo – placing it in the context of more mundane life. Like eating an artificially flavored popsicle in a non-artificial environment.
Shortly after Hurricane Irma, the Sea Oats protected the land that Juno Beach stands on. At least the stairs in this one place.
A peacock strutting its plummage , they get a bit aggressive during mating season.
A resident soaking in the hot sun at our lovely Key Biscayne.
This view is one of my favorite quiet spots to sit and ponder about the world around me.
FLORIDA IS…The decades-old Mangroves and the sediments that define our coastline and provide shelter for the next generation.
FLORIDA IS…postponed The following events are postponed and will be rescheduled after Hurricane Irma: Stay safe! (Postponed due to Hurricane Irma) Senator José Javier Rodríguez and Miami Waterkeeper present “Florida is…” Exhibit Preview and Conservation Talk September 7 @ 6:30
Florida is.. Sea grapes | Coccoloba uvifera (see http://nativeflags.org/sea-grape/) Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Core eudicots Order: Caryophyllales Family: Polygonaceae Genus: Coccoloba Species: C. uvifera From Wiki: Coccoloba uvifera is a species of flowering plant in the buckwheat
Florida is… Railroad Vine (Ipomoea pes-caprae) See http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/GardenPubsAZ/Railroad_vine_lpomoea_pes-caprae.pdf Image from Wiki…
Florida is… Poisonwood (Metopium toxiferum) From http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep220 “Poisonwood (Metopium toxiferum) Poisonwood is an evergreen shrub or tree that grows 25–35 feet tall in hammocks, pinelands, and sandy areas near saltwater. It is particularly abundant in the Florida Keys. As of
Florida is… Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers, Romalea microptera Learn more about them at http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/lubber.htm
My photograph is the crape myrtle tree which bursts with flowers attracting happy pollinators !
25 years ago a #hurricane came barreling into my hometown at 168 miles an hour. It came out of nowhere… 48 hours earlier, the #Category 5 monster hadn’t yet been classified as a hurricane. They gave it a name. And
Florida is,,, the #SunshineState Xavier Cortada, “Brother Sun,” digital art, 2015. Celebrating Pope Francis’ upcoming environmental encyclical: Cortada created “Brother Sun,” a digital art piece to celebrate Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical titled ‘Laudato Sii’ and St. Francis’ Canticle of Brother
Florida is… #Sunshine #Sunlovers: Today, August 21st, 2017, is a nice reminder for us not #eclipse the power of the #sun. Let’s all use #Solar #power to generate #CleanEnergy!
Florida is… #BiscayneBay Explore it! From Wiki: Biscayne Bay (Bahía Vizcaína in Spanish) is a lagoon that is approximately 35 miles (56 km) long and up to 8 miles (13 km) wide located on the Atlantic coast of South Florida,
Learn more about lizards at https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/herpetology/florida-amphibians-reptiles/lizards/
Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) was chosen for the Release to Tide series Cortada created for CLEER (see http://cortada.com/2015/WaterSCCF) because its natural charisma. The local dolphin population in Florida’s Sanibel / Captiva area stays in the bay and near-shore waters year-round.
Florida is… Gasteracantha cancriformis #floridaisnature #spider. Gasteracantha cancriformis is a species of orb-weaver spider (family Araneidae). It is widely distributed in the New World. The genus name Gasteracantha derives from the Greek words γαστήρ (gaster, “belly”) and ἄκανθα (acantha, “thorn”),
Colorful yet frutty with a taste key lime pie, friendly, busy, fishy ? , can get a bit ?, sun kissed nose, sporty. Good place to retire.!
Florida is starfish