This Longhorn Beetle is on Sandhill Milkweed (Asclepias humistrata)
Forestiera godfreyiThe beauty of these privet flowers cannot be truly appreciated until they are seen up close.
Forestiera ligustrinaTthis privet blooms in late summer while our other privets bloom in the spring.
These shells are a reminder that this land was once under an ocean.
Frosted Elfin caterpillars seem to prefer to eat the flowers of its host plant, Sundal Lupine (Lupinus perennis).
The Frosted Elfin lays its eggs only on the Sundail Lupine (Lupinus perennis).
Callophrys irusThis Frosted Elfin is preparing to lay eggs on the Sundial Lupine Lupinus perennis, its host plant.
Gardening with Carnivores: Sarracenia Pitcher Plants in Cultivation & in the Wildby Nick RomanowskiUniversity Press of Florida, 2002ISBN 0813025095Paperback and Harcover
This Jessamine grows in boggy and swampy areas whereas its cousin, the Carolina Jessamine, grows in drier uplands. Swamp Jessamine flowers also have a light fragrance.
This native vine has been widely adopted by homeowners because of its early-blooming bright yellow flowers and evergreen leaves.
After sending this and several other photos of these gentians to a gentian expert, it has been decided that this is a Soapwort Gentian rather than the very similar species, Catesby's Gentian (Gentiana catesbaei).
This Geometrid caterpillar (an inchworm) was feeding on the Cutleaf Toothwort (Cardamine concatenata). Unfortunately, we didn't find any Falacate Orangetip caterpillars.
GEOMETRIDAE FamilyThis caterpillar perfectly matches a branchlet of a tree.