Sunday, January 21, 2018

Plant ID Backlog

So, I have a backlog of plants for my daily blog that I am not entirely sure of the species ID.  Would appreciate some help. I need to learn how to ID plants that don't have flowers on them, any  resources you can recommend for that would be great too.  Thanks so much!

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  1.  Location: Lake Apopoka, in water. Possibly some type of Oxalis, but they don't seem to grow in water.
  2. Location: Lake Apopoka, in water. Water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes)
  3. Location: Lake Apopoka, in water. Marsh-pennywort (Hydrocotyle umbellata)
  4. Location: Blountston, Florida. Yellow flowery thingie?

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Costumes

These are some of the costumes I have. I also have a cow but it's not really a native critter. Click to enlarge. (Note: I swear I'm not as grumpy as I look in these pictures. )

Northern Cardinal. Works best with a black turtleneck.
Sunflower. I have 2 of these.
Blue Jay
Greater Sage Grouse, breeding. This might not work as it's not native to FL.
Black Widow Spider
Cardinal and Blue Jay, action shot.
Bird of Paradise, might not work, is not native to FL.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Need help identifying some bugs...

Click on pictures to enlarge. Thanks to anyone who can give me a positive ID!

I took this first picture at Sebastian Inlet. Honestly, I'm not sure if they are even bugs. They might be a little tiny shrimp?



I found this little spider (body is about 3mm, from longest leg to longest leg a little over 6mm) in my bathroom. I think she might be a Asagena fulva. Someone suggested it might be a male Steatoda grossa, but I don't think the coloring or size is quite right - this was super tiny.




The following set aren't as high quality pictures, but I think they show the color and body shape a little more accurately.