Beaches and Coasts
Lakes and Rivers
Black and White
Sulphurs and Whites
Birds of Prey
Rabbits and Hares
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.
Wildflowers by Color
Wildflowers by Family
by Rich Leighton | Mar 30, 2018 | Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Natural History, OrchidsProbably the most famous of our southern native orchids, the rare, leafless and mysterious ghost orchid of South Florida, Cuba and the Bahamas is at home in the dark, humid swamps where it regularly skips a few to up to a dozen or more years between flowering. It is...
by Rich Leighton | Mar 17, 2011 | Florida Nature Photography, Nature & Wildlife, Nature Photography, News, Orchids, PhotographyAfter years of talking about it, planning it, traveling around the state of Florida shooting for it – I am please to announce that my first book, “Native Orchids of Florida” by Rich Leighton is now published and available....
by Rich Leighton | Jul 27, 2009 | Florida, Florida Nature Photography, Nature & Wildlife, Nature Photography, Orchids, Photography, WildflowersMy search for Tipularia discolor – the cranefly orchid – began last fall in North Florida along the Apalachicola River, and has proven to be (at least for me) one of the most difficult and frustrating of Florida’s wild and native orchids for me to find. It goes...