Wild Butterflies of Florida

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Rusted and Busted

Yesterday (8/2/2009) I went off to explore rural North Florida in search of interesting subjects to photograph. When you are out in the country, you never quite know what you will find. Within an hour, I watched fanboats patrolling on the Wacissa River, witnessed a baptism in a natural spring, watched a baby alligator snapping


The Search for the Cranefly Orchid

My search for Tipularia discolor – the cranefly orchid – began last fall in North Florida along the Apalachicola River, and has proven to be (at least for me) one of the most difficult and frustrating of Florida’s wild and native orchids for me to find. It goes through unusual changes throughout the year, and