Back to the Seepage Swamp | Finding Bartonia texana

View this post on Instagram The very diminutive Bartonia texana, Texas screwstem (G2/S2S3 in Texas, S1 in Louisiana). Chris has been far more into the research of this plant because it’s been on his goal list to find the last several years. B. texana is very habitat specific occurring in the baygall seepage swamps of […]

September in the Garden

View this post on Instagram One of my favorite dragonflies, and very common in my yard, the Common Whitetail, Plathemis lydia. This particular one if a male as they are the ones with the distinctive white abdomen in this species. Do you have this one flying in your garden?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dragonflies #commonwhitetail #plathemislydia #gardening #gardensofinstagram […]

Nature, Wild Florida, and Taking it Slow on the Florida Trail | Keith Curry-Pochy

View this post on Instagram First time finding a pine lily in Alachua county and we found a half dozen! This state threatened, fire dependent species is found in flatwoods and prairies in the Southeast US. This is my favorite flower and a treat to find close to home. #pinelily A post shared by Keith […]

August in the Garden

View this post on Instagram A pest to some, this bird dropping shaped caterpillar of the giant swallowtail, Papilio cresphontes, happily chomping down on one of my citrus trees is a welcome sight for me! Over the years I've shared caterpillars with a friend who had more host plants than I did but often times […]

Field Guides for the Beginning Naturalist

Show Notes +Texas Mushrooms Field Guide by Susan Metzler and Van Metzler +Wildflowers of Texas by Michael Eason +Wildflowers of Texas by Geyata Ajilvsgi +Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses by James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller +Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Southeastern North America by Seabrooke Leckie +Caterpillars of […]

Sand Scrub, Dry Prairies, and Cypress Swamps: A Convergence of South Florida Ecosystems | Stephanie Dunn

View this post on Instagram Here’s another neat looking Polygala species, Drumheads (Polygala cruciata)! Can you see those tiny, tubular shapes? The ones in the middle of those petal-like showy, deep pink bracts? Those are the actual flowers! Keep an eye out for these blooms when exploring open, moist-soil habitats. They grow near the ground […]

A Peek at My Fall Seed Order

Music: “Heat” by Derek Clegg Seeds talked about in this episode: Sunflower ‘Zohar’ Sweet Pea ‘Perennial Blend’ Celosia ‘ Chief Red Flame’ Ageratum ‘Blue Planet’ Plains Coreopsis Poppy ‘Black Swan’ Mustard ‘Red Giant’ Carrot ‘Atomic Red’ Showy Milkweed Common Milkweed Kale ‘Nero Toscana’ Corn ‘Rio Grande Blue’ Native Seeds Carolina Rockrose Halberd-leaf rosemallow Ludwigia alternifolia […]