Creature Features

493 Animal Species
Healing the relationship between humans and animals is crucial to restoring the health of the world.

Susan Chernak McElroy, Teacher and Storyteller

These Creature Features showcase Florida’s animal species.

Featured Creature

 Synanthedon sp.

Fighting male Green Anoles (Anolis carolinensis)

Lizard Wars!

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.