Somebody made the Trail a little more passable. Saw Palmetto branches were cut back and laid on some of the muddy places.
One of the walkways has a new sign.
I missed getting a shot of a Ground Skink as it was just too fast. But I did get a shot of this anole although he was doing his best to hide on the bark of a Slash Pine tree.
String Ferns were hanging from their home on this Saw Palmetto.
And down by the Creek I found a couple of fiddleheads of the Giant Leather Fern.
Here is a closer view of the fiddlehead – the patterns in Nature never fail to amaze me.
While walking the Trail it is hard to miss the rather large fern arising from the boots of the Cabbage Palm trees. Lift up the leaf and you will see the spores of the Golden Polypoidy arraigned in 2 rows next to the vein.
But you don’t have to lift the leaf as you can probably fine on on the ground
But be careful that you avoid the Poison Ivy climbing on the tree limbs
Or that you don’t get grabbed by the tendrils of the Smilax vine
But be most careful on this part of the Trail
For here lurks the shoe tree just waiting to reach out and grab your footwear.