When a monarch butterfly is about to emerge from its chrysalis, it will become translucent and immediately before the emergence, it will be so clear that you can see the butterfly inside.
View a video of a monarch butterfly emerging from its chrysalis.
View a video of a monarch caterpillar changing into a chrysalis.
Danaus plexippusBlazing stars (Liatris sp.) are very common in our part of Florida and are an important nectar source for the monarchs as they fly south in the late fall.
Danaus plexippusThe monarch migration in the Florida Panhandle usually occurs when the groundsel or salt bush (Baccharis sp.) is blooming.
This butterfly was one of several hundred monarchs that was "roosting" in the branches of the groundsel that is found along the coast.
Although I've seen mny Mourning Cloaks, I have yet to get a really good photo if one. This tattered individual liked to roost in the hanging Spanish Moss.
View of a mushroom as seen from a toad's or insect's perspective.
Nadata gibbosa This is a tentative identification.
Most flowers occasionally have white forms. The flowers of this vine are usually yellow.
Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster
◦Nerodia fasciata pictiventris