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Sand, Pine, and oak forest:
Small, plentiful brown mushrooms
Young muscadine grapes
Large yellow flower with long, thin petals. Stem was very long
A black tiger beetle with some white markings at its rear
There were two of these trees, both over 10 feet tall.
Wasp with a long, skinny build. The body was mostly black with some yellow ...
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There were many of these plants, but this was the only one flowering
Red, sage-like tube flowers
These are very delicious, but small, and taste just like regular blueberries ...
I see these a lot around trails like this one
Black, orange, and white striped abdomen. The wings have black markings
Red/orange spider with white markings. Very active and fairly quick
Sorry for the poor photos, it kept moving and its wings were constantly ...
I must have seen 50 of these on the trail
This fungus releases a puff of brown spores if you push on the white ball in ...
Swallowtail pollinating a purple flower near the ground
Two small but showy butterflies with striking black and orange markings
I think this is a cocoon. I saw a few of these on these plants along the trail.
Neon yellow butterfly with a small white marking on the hind wing and a dark ...
Large brown grasshopper with blue and orange legs. It looked orange as it flew.
Small black and orange furry caterpillar
I think the thin, green leaves are the leaves of this flower
This mushroom was very stiff. The top was dry and not entirely smooth. Growing ...
Possibly Sideroxylon tenax. Black berry; thorny branches; low-growing shrub
The flowers were already closed. See this for flowers: ...
Pine and oak forest in the
Small bush growing in a pine and oak forest ...
Thorny tree with new leaves growing in
Mostly black with an orange thorax. Forked antennae
Light green lichen with brown "caps" (apothecia).
Large clump of lichen with pale green, foliose lobes and rusty-colored ascocarps
Dried up cluster of honey-brown mushrooms.
Fluffy seeds on a reddish-brown plant. D. pinnata or adenopoda.
Possibly Rhynchosia reniformis. The new leaves were a brownish to olive color ...
Pink ascocarps; green crusty thallus. It looks like there was a lichenicolous ...
Brown stalks with white, half-circle caps
Milkweed with small flowers and thin leaves
Black and orange insect on a wildflower. Someone on bugguide said this is a ...
Irregularly-shaped fungi growing on the
Paronychia patula or rugelii. I understand that these are difficult to ID to ...
Bright red ascocarps. Pale greenish gray cortex, slightly ragged branches
I see this plant often in this type of dry, sandy
I have found these before, but never had any idea what they were. I found this ...