Grass-leaved Ladies Tresses

This is actually an orchid and a very unique one as well.

Grass-leaved Ladies Tresses | Alice Mary Herden | April 16
Grass-leaved Ladies Tresses | Alice Mary Herden | April 16

According to the Florida Native Orchid website, it has a very interesting way not to self-pollinate.

This orchid is amazing, how it naturally twists for growth and strength but stays so very fragile.


Link: http://flnativeorchids.com/natives_gallery/spiranthes_praecox.htm

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Phaon Cresent and Morning Dew

Was not a good morning for this little butterfly. It happened to perfect conditions for the morning dew to form on just about anything.

Phaon Crescent | Alice Mary Herden | April 16
Phaon Crescent | Alice Mary Herden | April 16

Link:

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/bfly/phaon_crescent.htm

Katydid and Morning Dew

So many people say the best time to see wildlife is in the early mornings… well again that is a hit or miss. But I can tell you it’s the best time to get morning dew!

Florida False Katydid | Alice Mary Herden | April 16
Katydid | Alice Mary Herden | April 16

I believe this is a Katydid, but which one I am not sure. Once I find out I will update this post.


Links:

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/walker/buzz/katydids.htm