The Trail is constantly providing new and interesting plants. Last week a Snake-mouth Orchid of Rose pogonia popped up.
I keep looking up at the branch of one of the Oak trees because I found the leaves of a Florida Butterfly Orchid. It usually flowers in June or July but can flower anytime and I want capture the image when it does. For now, all I can show you are the long drooping leaves and the whitish pseudobulb at the base.
Lately, I’ve gotten really interested in mushrooms – photographing and identifying them, not eating them. So when I spotted this one I stopped to take the shot.
It is thick-skinned puff ball that doesn’t have a common name. Unfortunately, the scientific name (Rhopalogaster transverarium) doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. And it’s not all that photogenic on the inside.
This fungi is there to handle decaying organic material in the pine-oak woods