Some American Robins migrate to Florida during the winter, some stay all year throughout the United States. Links: https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/american-robin https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Robin/overview Advertisements
This lily popped up days before I saw it.. just this single little white flower with hints of pink on the petals was all alone across from the Big Pine Tract.
Even though these lillies commonly bloom during spring and summer, there are rare occassions they bloom in December.
Here’s a couple links to find out more infomration about the Fairy Lily
A short photo hike at Big Pine Tract with an incredible find.
Green Lynx Spiderlings
Each egg sac contains hundreds of spiderlings and well defended by their mother.
Mating season in July, eggs are laid in September, hatching and dispersal between November and early January, and growth from January to June.
After going through their instar stages (life stages| molting egg, postembryo..etc), these spiderlings have a long way to go for such a short amount of life, just one year.
What a rare sight… and for hunters would be considered a great “trophy”… HOWEVER.. this doe is in a ‘no hunting’ area and protected within those boundaries.
These White-tailed deer are called Piebald, deer that have either white patches or completely white. There are few that would actually survive to be as healthy as this doe, which makes her a true rare and honored sight.
The genetic effects of the piebaldism happens when both the buck and doe have a specific genetic code. If it is passed on to the fawn, there’s maybe a 50\50 chance that fawn will develop some type of deformity; bent legs, twisted backbones and/or other abnormalities, however some carry on to live happy and healthily lives.