Susan Chernak McElroy, Teacher and Storyteller
These Creature Features showcase Florida’s animal species.
Until recently, I had never seen a male green anole progress beyond displaying his brightest coloration, “puffing up” to look larger, and doing “push ups” to assert his dominance over other males. This "Natural Encounter" led to actual combat.
Butterfly and moth caterpillar species feed only on certain plant species which are known as host plants.
Discover what our caterpillars prefer to eat.