These dwarf cypresses (Taxodium ascendens) are beginning to show their fall color.
This species of Twinflower is found in wetter habitats than the Oblongleaf Twinflower which is usually found in sandhills.
Dyschoriste oblongifoliaThe image explains the plant's name of Twinflower.
After a second look, Eric realized that he had located a Comma. This was a lifer for several of us.
Thanks to Sonny who was able to get a photo.
This photo is special to me because I spent quite a long time capturing this moment. Every time I got near enough to snap the shutter, the meadowlark would fly to another tree. Throughout the whole time, it never stopped singing.
Papilio glaucusViewed from the underside, you can still see the tiger stripes. Most females of Tiger Swallowtails are yellow like the males, but a few are black. Males are never black.
Note that this individual has lost one of her tails, probably to a predator.
Papilio glaucusFemale tiger swallowtails can be either a yellow or dark morph. Males are always yellow.
Papilio glaucusThis is the predominant yellow morph of the Tiger Swallowtail.
Elytraria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis
Epidendrum conopseumThese orchids are also called Magnolia Orchids because they often grow on Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) trees.
Eriogonum longiolium var. gnaphalifolium
When viewed closely, the ordinary flowers become beautiful stars.