The flowers of the Spotted Geranium are much larger than the common Carolina Cranesbill Geranium Geranium carolinianum).
In Florida, the Spotted Geranium is only known from one locality along the Georgia border.
This is a head-on view of the Giant Swallowtail caterpillar.
Papilio cresphontesThis swallowtail was nectaring on red pentas, a favorite exotic plant for many of the large butterflies in a yard.
This is related to the more common Butterweed (Packera glabella).
Gomphus gomphurus dilatatus
Gonatista griseaGrizzled means sprinkled or streaked with gray which this mantid certainly is.
The Angle Pod vine used to be in the Matelea genus with the Alabama Spiny Pod (Matelea alabamensis), Yellow-flowered Spiny Pod (M. flavidula), and Baldwin's Spiny Pod (M. baldwyniana), but was separated from them because it has a smooth pod instead of a spiny pod.
Gopherus polyphemusWe were thrilled to see this young gopher tortoise at the edge of its burrow. It proved that we had a reproducing population on our property.
Gopherus polyphemusSitting in the road!
This is probably the Doris Tiger Moth, but haven't confirmed its identification yet.
Grasshoppers of Floridaby John L Capinera, Clay Whitney Scherer,and Jason SquitierUniversity Press of Florida, 2002ISBN 0813024269Paperback
Owl's Eye View
Atlides halesusThis Hairstreak is one of the few butterflies that uses mistletoe as a host plant.