To See a World in a Grain of Sand and a Heaven in a Wildflower
William Blake (1757–1827), Auguries of Innocence
Tracy's Dewthreads (Drosera tracyi) glisten as the sun sets at one of our favorite pitcherplant savannas. The pitcherplants are a red form of the Yellow Pitcherplant (Sarracenia flava).
Trout lilies (Erythronium umbilicatum) cover several acres of some private land near Cairo, Georgia. It is believed to be the largest population of trout lilies in the southeastern United States.
This spectacular scene of trout lilies came very close to being a memory when the landowner was preparing to develop the land. Fortunately, the landowner was co-operative in working with concerned citizens to arrange its purchase.
Owl's Eye View
Papilio glaucusThis is the predominant yellow morph of the Tiger Swallowtail.
Actias lunaThese two luna moths on an oak tree had just emerged in March, the first brood of the season. The purple edges on the wings are pigment accumulated over the winter months. Later broods usually have yellow edges.
This was taken in the early evening when the sun was low in the sky.
Hyla femoralisWe found this cute treefrog peeking out the top of a yellow trumpet pitcherplant in one of our favorite savannahs. He was featured on the front cover of Audubon's Florida Naturalist magazine.
Drosera intermediaThe sticky glands of the spoonleaf are beautiful when viewed in this macro shot.
This crab spider on a yellow bladderwort (Utricularia sp.) is perfectly camouflaged by its coloration and pose.
Heliconius charithoniaThis Zebra butterfly is nectaring on wild poinsettia.
Stagmomantis carolinaWe witnessed this Carolina Mantis capture this unsuspecting Gulf Fritillary when it went to nectar on the pickerelweed.
This cute caterpillar has won two photo contests.
This raccoon also made his appearance in Audubon Magazine
Who could resist this color combination of the bright green lynx spider and Rosegentian (Sabatia sp.) flower?
Scaphiopus holbrooki holbrookiHe must be happy because he is always looking for sex.
Gopherus polyphemusWe were thrilled to see this young gopher tortoise at the edge of its burrow. It proved that we had a reproducing population on our property.
Actias lunaThe eyespots and folded wings of this luna moth look like a face to me when viewed this way. The leading edge of the wings are actually at the bottom of the image.
Hyla femoralisPinewoods Treefrogs always seem to be so cute!
Stagmomantis carolinaHere's Looking at You! The praying mantis was perched on a branch and I went under the motionless mantis while it was "praying."
Rhododendron minus var. chapmanii
This species of Drumheads is usually pink, but this flower is white with just a tinge of pink.
The presence of Crowpoison flowers almost always indicate that the area has been recently burned.