i've always thought it was interesting that wildflowers in florida (and probably most places) tend to be concentrated in certain color families. in florida there is a great deal of white and yellow with a dash of purple. (and, coincidentally, these were my high school colors which i always thought was way cool). probably, this has something to do with what the bugs like. isn't that little green guy cute? the little bee in the top photo has less discriminating tastes as he's enjoying the flavors of the non-native european crimson clover.
speaking of native species, i was super excited to spot this beauty and realize it was a giant sundew! i'm so used to seeing the tiny red ones that i never realized there were other varieties in florida.
we also have carnivorous pitcher plants. these are their buds. hoping to get more pictures of the plants when we go back this summer.
but the size of this behemoth tadpole would indicate otherwise.
pipeworts, bog buttons, or hatpins. i never realized there were all different sorts of these. must investigate further next time!
nature viewing along the great florida birding and wildlife viewing trail" that has flowers, butterflies, and birds.