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1 0 Butterfly Pea

Butterfly Pea

by MachiFlorida, USA

Sand, Pine, and oak forest:

0 0 Spotting

Spotting

by MachiFlorida, USA

Small, plentiful brown mushrooms

0 1 Muscadine Grapes

Muscadine Grapes

by MachiFlorida, USA

Young muscadine grapes

0 0 Cladonia sp.

Cladonia sp.

by MachiFlorida, USA

Moss-looking lichen.

1 0 Florida False Sunflower

Florida False Sunflower

by MachiFlorida, USA

Large yellow flower with long, thin petals. Stem was very long

0 0 Eastern Pinebarrens Tiger Beetle

Eastern Pinebarrens Tiger Beetle

by MachiFlorida, USA

A black tiger beetle with some white markings at its rear

0 0 Plum

Plum

by MachiFlorida, USA

There were two of these trees, both over 10 feet tall.

0 0 Scoliid Wasp ♂

Scoliid Wasp ♂

by MachiFlorida, USA

Wasp with a long, skinny build. The body was mostly black with some yellow ...

0 0 Scarlet Calamint

Scarlet Calamint

by MachiFlorida, USA

Pine and oak forest @

0 0 Feay's Prairieclover

Feay's Prairieclover

by MachiFlorida, USA

There were many of these plants, but this was the only one flowering

0 0 Scarlet Calamint

Scarlet Calamint

by MachiFlorida, USA

Red, sage-like tube flowers

0 0 Shiny Blueberry

Shiny Blueberry

by MachiFlorida, USA

These are very delicious, but small, and taste just like regular blueberries ...

0 0 Florida Paintbrush

Florida Paintbrush

by MachiFlorida, USA

I see these a lot around trails like this one

0 0 Lesser Bee Fly

Lesser Bee Fly

by MachiFlorida, USA

Black, orange, and white striped abdomen. The wings have black markings

0 0 Cobweb Spider

Cobweb Spider

by MachiFlorida, USA

Red/orange spider with white markings. Very active and fairly quick

0 0 Bee Fly

Bee Fly

by MachiFlorida, USA

Sorry for the poor photos, it kept moving and its wings were constantly ...

3 0 Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

by MachiFlorida, USA

I must have seen 50 of these on the trail

1 0 Barometer Earthstar

Barometer Earthstar

by MachiFlorida, USA

This fungus releases a puff of brown spores if you push on the white ball in ...

0 2 Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

by MachiFlorida, USA

Swallowtail pollinating a purple flower near the ground

1 0 Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

by MachiFlorida, USA

Two small but showy butterflies with striking black and orange markings

0 0 Spotting

Spotting

by MachiFlorida, USA

I think this is a cocoon. I saw a few of these on these plants along the trail.

1 0 Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

by MachiFlorida, USA

Neon yellow butterfly with a small white marking on the hind wing and a dark ...

1 0 Orange-winged Grasshopper

Orange-winged Grasshopper

by MachiFlorida, USA

Large brown grasshopper with blue and orange legs. It looked orange as it flew.

0 0 Giant Leopard Moth Caterpillar

Giant Leopard Moth Caterpillar

by MachiFlorida, USA

Small black and orange furry caterpillar

0 0 Coastal Plain Dawnflower

Coastal Plain Dawnflower

by MachiFlorida, USA

I think the thin, green leaves are the leaves of this flower

0 0 Ganoderma

Ganoderma

by MachiFlorida, USA

This mushroom was very stiff. The top was dry and not entirely smooth. Growing ...

0 0 Bully

Bully

by MachiFlorida, USA

Possibly Sideroxylon tenax. Black berry; thorny branches; low-growing shrub

0 0 Showy Milkwort

Showy Milkwort

by MachiFlorida, USA

The flowers were already closed. See this for flowers: ...

0 1 Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

by MachiFlorida, USA

Pine and oak forest in the

1 0 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

by MachiFlorida, USA

Pine and oak forest in the

1 2 Garberia

Garberia

by MachiFlorida, USA

Small bush growing in a pine and oak forest ...

1 2 Hawthorn

Hawthorn

by MachiFlorida, USA

Thorny tree with new leaves growing in

0 0 Indigo Bush

Indigo Bush

by MachiFlorida, USA

Pine and oak forest in the

0 2 Sawfly

Sawfly

by MachiFlorida, USA

Mostly black with an orange thorax. Forked antennae

0 0 Cup Lichen

Cup Lichen

by MachiFlorida, USA

Light green lichen with brown "caps" (apothecia).

1 0 Cup Lichen

Cup Lichen

by MachiFlorida, USA

Large clump of lichen with pale green, foliose lobes and rusty-colored ascocarps

1 0 Ringless Honey Mushroom

Ringless Honey Mushroom

by MachiFlorida, USA

Dried up cluster of honey-brown mushrooms.

2 0 Indigo Bush

Indigo Bush

by MachiFlorida, USA

Fluffy seeds on a reddish-brown plant. D. pinnata or adenopoda.

0 0 Snoutbean

Snoutbean

by MachiFlorida, USA

Possibly Rhynchosia reniformis. The new leaves were a brownish to olive color ...

1 0 Cladonia Lichen

Cladonia Lichen

by MachiFlorida, USA

Pink ascocarps; green crusty thallus. It looks like there was a lichenicolous ...

0 0 Golden Reishi

Golden Reishi

by MachiFlorida, USA

Brown stalks with white, half-circle caps

1 0 Whorled Milkweed

Whorled Milkweed

by MachiFlorida, USA

Milkweed with small flowers and thin leaves

0 0 Spotting

Spotting

by MachiFlorida, USA

Black and orange insect on a wildflower. Someone on bugguide said this is a ...

0 0 Tooth Fungus

Tooth Fungus

by MachiFlorida, USA

Irregularly-shaped fungi growing on the

0 0 Nailwort

Nailwort

by MachiFlorida, USA

Paronychia patula or rugelii. I understand that these are difficult to ID to ...

3 0 Jester Lichen

Jester Lichen

by MachiFlorida, USA

Bright red ascocarps. Pale greenish gray cortex, slightly ragged branches

0 0 Gopher-apple

Gopher-apple

by MachiFlorida, USA

I see this plant often in this type of dry, sandy

2 9 Banded Bullet Gall Wasp

Banded Bullet Gall Wasp

by MachiFlorida, USA

I have found these before, but never had any idea what they were. I found this ...