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Prof. Naturalist since 1996. Works at Silver Springs State Park, UF Florida Master Naturalist Program Instructor, Uplands Module.
Ocala, FloridaLat: 29.19, Long: -82.14
Moth Week 2014
Lost Ladybug Project
Wow... Am I correct in thinking this insect has been parasitized by a fungi? Maybe a Cordiceps....?
Simple beauty. Lovely.
According to Sibley's Guide, p.485, Clay and Chipping flock together in winter, and are very difficult to tell apart. So, based on range, and likelihood of seeing a Clay, I'm going for non- breeding plumage Chippy. :)
Clay colored isn't found in Florida... But I'm working on the I'd! :!
Every mushroom is edible once. ;)
It is a fascinating relationship between this plant's roots and the mycelium of an underground fungi. Indian Pipe is another more widely-known mycoheterotrophic plant. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myco-heter...
Some species of earwig. Check this page out:https://bugguide.net/index.php?q=search&...
that is a very chubby squirrel! lol