Information is based on life in and around Southwest Florida where I live and is compiled from a variety of sources, most of which are copyrighted, plus personal experience and observation, so please don't republish anything without asking first.
The selection of topics is dictated by questions people have asked me and on subjects that have piqued my curiosity. For example, lightning struck different trees in my yard twice within a 10-day period during the summer a couple of years ago and hit another tree this summer, which convinced me that it was a good time to learn a little more about lightning.
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alligators (2 pages)
boardwalk aerial map (in color)
crayfish (2 pages)
cypress trees (2 pages)
dragonflies (4 pages)
fern identification key (2 pages)
fire ants (4 pages)
frog identification by sound (2 pages)
How do you tell the difference between
leaf identification (3 pages)
native orchid bloom time (2 pages)
water moccasin coloration (in color)
yellowjackets (2 pages)