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0 0 Phaon Crescent

Phaon Crescent

by MachiFlorida, USA

Weedy area near a parking lot in

1 0 Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

by MachiFlorida, USA

Standing on some rocks in a large pond in

0 0 Spotting


by MachiFlorida, USA

Vine with long, thin leaves

0 0 Rattlebox


by MachiFlorida, USA

Orange pea-like flowers and green, wrinkly pea pods

0 2 Firethorn


by MachiFlorida, USA

Orange berries on a large, bushy tree

0 1 Simpson's Stopper

Simpson's Stopper

by MachiFlorida, USA

Bush with white flowers

0 1 Whisk Fern

Whisk Fern

by MachiFlorida, USA

Wiry-looking plant with small clusters of three ball-like structures called ...

1 0 Black-sided Calligrapher ♀

Black-sided Calligrapher ♀

by MachiCrystal River, Florida, United States


0 2 Marsh Periwinkle

Marsh Periwinkle

by MachiFlorida, USA

On a seawall of a river with brackish water

0 0 Spotting


by MachiFlorida, USA

Waxy leaves with deep veins. Frangula caroliniana? Pshychotria nervosa?

0 0 Spotting


by MachiFlorida, USA

Small snails I found on several of these plants.

0 0 Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

by MachiFlorida, USA

A tall poison ivy that looks almost tree-like

0 0 Bay


by MachiFlorida, USA

Persea borbonia?

0 0 Brookweed


by MachiFlorida, USA

Not totally sure if the flowers belong to the same plant because the leaves ...

2 0 Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican

by MachiFlorida, USA

Large, distinctive bird. The only other similar bird is a white pelican, which ...

1 0 Virginia Glasswort

Virginia Glasswort

by MachiCrystal River, Florida, United States

Salt-tolerant plant with bubble-like segments. Many of them were reddish.

0 0 Whisk Fern

Whisk Fern

by MachiFlorida, USA

Seaweed-like plant

1 0 Narrowleaf Yellowtops

Narrowleaf Yellowtops

by MachiFlorida, USA

Thin, but fleshy leaves with clusters of small yellow flowers

1 0 Ladder Horn Snail

Ladder Horn Snail

by Machi

Very plentiful in the little pools on the path

0 0 Vanillaleaf


by MachiCrystal River, Florida, United States

Large, smooth leaves. No stem or flowers present. The leaf veins were white and ...

0 1 Star Jelly

Star Jelly

by MachiFlorida, USA

Yellow-green gelatinous algae

1 1 Watersnake


by MachiFlorida, USA

The tail was fairly thick and it had markings on the side of its face

3 0 Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

by MachiCrystal River, Florida, United States

Beautiful orange butterfly with slightly beaten-up wings. The undersides have ...

5 0 Florida sandhill crane

Florida sandhill crane

by mauna KunzahFlorida, USA

Two rare, adult sandhill cranes share a marsh with other, smaller wading birds ...

1 0 Soldier Orchid

Soldier Orchid

by MachiFlorida, USA

White orchid with a yellow lip. The stem and leaves are grayish-pink and the ...

0 0 Corkystem Passionflower

Corkystem Passionflower

by MachiFlorida, USA

I also saw some similar looking passion vines at Fort Island Gulf Beach, so I ...

0 6 Red-breasted Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

by MachiFlorida, USA

I think it was a type of merganser because of its beak but I didn't get a great ...

1 0 Black Mangrove

Black Mangrove

by MachiFlorida, USA

Black mangroves don't have prop roots, but they do have pneumatophores, which ...

1 0 Perennial Saltmarsh Aster

Perennial Saltmarsh Aster

by MachiFlorida, USA

Pale purple flowers with a long stem and thin leaves.

0 0 Sea Oxeye

Sea Oxeye

by MachiFlorida, USA

I didn't see any flowers present, but I did find many with large galls on them ...

1 0 Carolina Sea Lavender

Carolina Sea Lavender

by MachiFlorida, USA

Small purple flowers, stems less than a foot tall. Many of the leaves were ...

0 0 Bracket Fungus

Bracket Fungus

by MachiFlorida, USA

Thick, white shelf fungus with labyrinth-like pores on the underside and a ...

0 0 Ladder Horn Snail

Ladder Horn Snail

by Machi

Long spiral shell with pronounced ridges. The snail inside the shell was ...

0 0 Small Butterwort

Small Butterwort

by MachiFlorida, USA

Small carnivorous plant in full bloom. The flowers ranged from white to purple, ...

10 4 Red-Shouldered Hawk

Red-Shouldered Hawk

by mauna KunzahCrystal River, Florida, United States

This medium-sized raptor perched on a tree and rather patiently modeled for me. ...

0 0 Red Mangrove

Red Mangrove

by MachiFlorida, USA

Beginnings of the seeds/propagules shown in the first photo, a flower a little ...

8 9 Golden Polypody

Golden Polypody

by MachiFlorida, USA

In the first photo you can see the sori, or the spore-producing structures on ...

12 3 Water Moccasin (Juvenile)

Water Moccasin (Juvenile)

by MachiFlorida, USA

Juveniles are more reddish than adults, and also have the yellow tail tip. ...

0 0 Water Pimpernel

Water Pimpernel

by MachiFlorida, USA

The flower buds start out pink, but when fully open the front part of the ...

2 0 Rose of Plymouth

Rose of Plymouth

by MachiFlorida, USA

A distinctive flower with twisted or curly stigma and an interesting pattern at ...

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