Saturday, May 23, 2015

Bioblitz and the Enchanted Forest

David and I were honored to be ask to participate in the first annual Bioblitz at the Enchanted Forest in Titusville. We led a few walks including a herp walk, and a bird walk. It was really a blast, and we look forward to doing it again next year. Here's what we saw!

Velvet ant, also known as the Cow Killer ant. Supposed to have a nasty bite, but I haven't gotten close enough to find out.
 Unidentified Caterpillar species.
Dragonfly, I believe from the Libellulidae family.
Egg sack, but we aren't sure what from.
Gopher Tortoise.
Same Gopher Tortoise, smiling.
Grasshopper,  possibly Melanoplus femurrubrum?
Grasshopper, Lubber. As you can tell from this picture, these guys like to eat and tend to irritate gardeners something fierce. But they are really pretty to look at.
Cuban Anole, another invasive exotic species.
Green, or Carolina Anole, one of our local boys.
Gopher Tortoise Poop.
Ground Skink, being held by David.
Golden Silk Orbweaver spider.

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