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We mammals have come a long way since the time of the dinosaurs. Since those times, we’ve conquered the land, sea and air. Florida has at least 99 species of mammals living, breeding and thriving today.
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by Rich Leighton | Oct 15, 2020 | Butterflies, Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Insects, Invertebrates, Natural History, Nature & WildlifeMonarch butterflies use thermals (updrafts of sun-warmed air) to help them ride air currents as they migrate across the United States to Mexico and back. MORE PHOTOS OF FLORIDA BUTTERFLIES MORE FLORIDA NATURE FACTS Florida Nature Facts is a new series of nature photos...
by Rich Leighton | Jun 13, 2020 | Butterflies, Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Insects, Invertebrates, Moths, Natural History, Nature & WildlifeTheir size and rapid wing beats allow sphinx moths to hover and feed like hummingbirds, which is why they were nicknamed ‘hummingbird moths’. People often mistake the protrusion on the back of the sphinx caterpillar for a stinger. MORE PHOTOS OF...
by Rich Leighton | Jun 8, 2020 | Brushfoots, Butterflies, Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Insects, Invertebrates, Natural History, Nature & WildlifeWhen threatened or bothered, the white peacock butterfly will flash its wings and produce hissing sound by rubbing its wings in front of the predator. It is also very long-lived for a butterfly, often living up to 11 months! MORE PHOTOS OF BUTTERFLIES & MOTHS MORE...
by Rich Leighton | May 13, 2020 | Brushfoots, Butterflies, Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Insects, Invertebrates, Natural History, Nature & WildlifeWhen it is disturbed, the zebra longwing butterfly makes a creaking sound by wiggling its body. At night, large groups will roost together on tree limbs. They return to the same roost night after night. MORE PHOTOS OF BUTTERFLIES MORE FLORIDA NATURE FACTS Florida...
by Rich Leighton | Mar 18, 2020 | Butterflies, Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Insects, Invertebrates, Natural History, Nature & WildlifeButterflies! Welcome to the next installment of a new series of nature photos that will be short & sweet, and all about the native and naturalized wildlife that is all around us with just one or two interesting nature facts that you might not know about. If you...
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