Pine Barren Frostweed

Pine Barren Frostweed is a Florida native subscrub. (A small shrub which may have partially herbaceous stems, but generally a woody plant less than 3 feet high).

Pine Barren Frostweed | Alice Mary Herden | March 2020
Pine Barren Frostweed | Alice Mary Herden | March 2020

I can see where they would call it frost. The hair-like fibers on the buds can appear to look like frost.

The Pine Barren Frostweed thrives in sandy soils.

Pine Barren Frostweed | Alice Mary Herden | March 2020
Pine Barren Frostweed | Alice Mary Herden | March 2020

Links

Flower Friday: Pinebarren frostweed

Hentz Striped Scorpion

Another species added to my Chassahowitzka WMA project…The Hentz Striped Scorpion. While kneeling down taking some photos of a plant, I glanced down to the left for a split second and saw this little critter scrimmaging through the pine needles heading right towards me.

The Hentz Striped Scorpion | Alice Mary Herden | March 2020
The Hentz Striped Scorpion | Alice Mary Herden | March 2020

This was very interesting indeed photographing a scorpion in its natural habitat, however trying to get a video was unsuccessful due to those fast little legs!

Hentz Striped Scorpion-Small

 


Links

https://askabiologist.asu.edu/scorpion-facts

https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/wakulla/environment/big-bend-bugs/scorpions/