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.
Green Lynx Spiderlings ( Spiderlings go through up to 8 instar stages)| Alice Mary Herden | November 18
ating season in July, eggs are laid in September, hatching and dispersal between November and early January, and growth from January to June.
Green Lynx Spider (Female) guards her nest and will spit venom at any predators
After going through their instar stages (life stages| molting egg, postembryo..etc), t
hese spiderlings have a long way to go for such a short amount of life, just one year.
What a beautiful little butterfly, with a speculator underwing design.
American Lady | Alice Mary Herden | October 23
Called many names; American Painted Lady, Painted Beauty, this butterfly’s larvae creates nests atop their host plants. (See link below)
Sweet Everlasting (Rabbit Tobacco)| Host Plant for the American Lady | October 23
At the Big Pine Tract, part of Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Area, I was able to count at least five on one trail… and that was just enough for me to capture some photos.
Fall Photo Blitz is Saturday October 27 at Chinsegut Conservation Center.
The event begins at 10am…
Chinsegut Conservation Center
23212 Lake Lindsey Road
Bring your camera, photo, water, bug spray and please wear closed-toed shoes. Learn about Florida Nature Trackers and what you add to projects helps biologist with documenting plant and animal species around your area.
Black Racer a non-venomous snake and good to have around! They eat a wide variety of prey including insects, lizards, snakes, birds, rodents, and amphibians.