Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats

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Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, and Lovers Key, Lee County, FL

Fort Myers, Lee County, FL 2/24/19

Barred Yellow Teneral Blue Dasher Broadleaf Arrowhead Fleabane Eurasian Collared Dove

Lanceleaf Fogfruit Female grackle Male grackle Another male grackle Great Egret

Paper wasp Northern Mockingbird Palm Warbler Southwest Airline aircraft Mystery wildflower

Fort Myers, Lee County, FL 2/22/19

Bagworm Florida Tasselflower (Emilia fosbergii) Another bagworm Jet Blue aircraft Largeflower Mexican Clover (Richardia grandiflora)

Male Rambur's Forktail Red-bellied Woodpecker (Live) snail Southwest Airlines aircraft  

Causeway Islands Park, Lee County, FL  2/22/19

Coconut palm Crow Great Blue Heron Same Great Blue Heron Snowy Egret

Beach Sunflowers (Helianthus debilis)        

Shipley Trail at Bailey Homestead, Fort Myers, Lee County, FL  2/22/19

Alligator Anhinga Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei) Another Brown Anole Carolina Dayflower

Common Gallinule Gray Catbird Same Gray Catbird Impatiens Ladybug beetle pupa

Monarch Juvie Little Blue Heron Adult Little Blue Heron Mallards  

Orchard Spider Peppergrass Red-bellied Woodpecker Salt Marsh Fleabane Tricolored Heron

Tricolored Heron Another Tricolored Heron Turkey Vulture Wildflower Wood Stork with Brown Pelicans and Double-crested Cormorants

Wood Stork landing Same Wood Stork Few-flower Milkweed    

Lovers Key, Lee County, FL  2/21/19

Cuban Anole Another Cuban Anole Wildflower Another of the same species  

Fort Myers, Lee County, FL  2/21/19

Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth (Macroptilium lathyroides) Same Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth (Macroptilium lathyroides) Same Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth (Macroptilium lathyroides) Same Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth (Macroptilium lathyroides) Swamp Thistle (Cirsium muticum)

Wild Bush Bean (Macroptilium lathyroides) Black Willow (Salix nigra) catkins, gone to seed Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum) Leavenworth's Tickseed (Coreopsis leavenworthii) Barred Yellow

Bird-of-Paradise (cultivated) Great Egret (near pond) Mystery lights (not at airport) Salt Marsh Fleabane (at pond) Snails, moving and putting traces in the sand in shallow water

Bowditch Point Park, Fort Myers Beach, Lee County, FL  2/21/19

Leavenworth's Tickseed (Coreopsis leavenworthii) Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Brown Pelican Another Brown Pelican Breeding Brown Pelican

Same breeding Brown Pelican Eurasian Collared Dove Breeding Great Egret Horseshoe Crab, found in this position Northern Mockingbird


Palm Warbler Ring-billed Gull Royal Tern Various forms of life on part of the beach

White Ibis Wildflower seen at the beach Largeflower Mexican Clover (Richardia grandiflora).  These kinds of wildflowers were abundant everywhere in this area, not just at the beach Seen in a garden  

Bowditch Point Park, Fort Myers Beach, Lee County, FL  2/20/19

Breeding Snowy Egret: note the deep orange lores. Nonbreeding Snowy Egret, which has apparently picked up some seaweed. Same nonbreeding Snowy Egret White Beggarticks (Bidens alba) Fire on the Mountain or Wild poinsettia (Euphorbia cyathosphora)


Wildflower Brown Pelican Firewheel Other Firewheels Cowpea flower, maybe Vigna luteola

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