I had the privilege of seeing this Ghost Orchid growing on a Royal Palm in the Fakahatchee Strand in south Florida. The locations of Ghost Orchids and other orchids are kept as quiet as possible in order to protect them from unscrupulous collectors.
This tick was crawling on a hiking companion's sweater. I wouldn't let her brush off the tick until I took this photo.
Diadophis punctatus edwardsii
Diadophis punctatus punctatus
Dicerandra fumellaThe colors of the flowers can vary from very dark pink to almost entirely white.
Dicerandra immaculata var. immaculata
The species name immaculata means spotless or without spots.
Dicerandra linearifolia var. linearifolia
Although the bright yellow anthers make it easy to identify this as the linearifolia variety of Dicerandra linearifolia, look also for only two to three flowers in each cluster rather than the five to seven found in D. linearifolia var. robustior.
Dicerandra linearifolia var. linearifoliaThe birght yellow anthers easily differentiates this variety from Dicerandra linearifolia var. robustior which has redish-brown anthers.
Dicerandra linearifolia var. robustior
Occasionally, larger insects get caught in the traps of the Venus Flytrap.
Dolomedes triton This spider is on an American White Water Lily pad.