Over the years growing up in Southwest Florida, I’ve had the opportunity to meet several wonderful Northern naturalists, and there is a LOT of them! Not to say that there aren’t any in the South, but it seems that there is a disproportionate number of birdwatchers, wildflower photographers, and such that do visit Florida every winter. The interesting thing is they all go to South Florida. There is so much information on the web about the winter flora and fauna in this state written by these warmth-seeking visitors that there are large gaps in the natural history in North Florida in the fall and winter. Not that I mind – I moved to North Florida to get away from these people and all the development and destruction of natural places that they bring with them. North to the South I jokingly call it. It just gives me a whole new region of botany and zoology to photograph, study and write about!
Throughout this winter season, I will be posting photo blogs often and regularly about all the things that are North Florida. Since I am living in Tallahassee for the second time (I went to college here years ago and didn’t carry a camera everywhere with me then) and am finding all kinds of new plants and animals that I’d never photographed before – it should be very interesting to see what I run into.
Other non-orchid photos will be thrown in the mix for a little variety. These will be photographs taken while orchid hunting and have a range between Gainesville and Panama City on the Panhandle. Comments are very welcome and will be visible at the bottom of this post for all to read and respond. Enjoy!
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