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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 | Feb 17, 2020 | Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Natural History, Nature & Wildlife, OrchidsCertain species of orchids are parasitic. They are not able to produce food (sugar) using the sunlight and carbon dioxide (like other green plants with chlorophyll). Instead, they obtain food from fungi that live inside their roots. MORE PHOTOS OF NATIVE ORCHIDS MORE...
by Rich Leighton | Oct 28, 2019 | Florida, Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Natural History, Nature & Wildlife, OrchidsRoughly 10 percent of all plant species are orchids, making them the largest plant family on Earth. MORE PHOTOS OF ORCHIDS MORE FLORIDA NATURE FACTS Florida Nature Facts is a series about interesting facts about the flora, fauna and places that make Florida so...
by Rich Leighton | Jul 13, 2016 | Florida, Florida Nature Photography, Natural History, Nature & Wildlife, Nature Photography, Orchids, WildflowersQuick post today to share with you one of my favorite terrestrial orchids of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts – the southern white fringed orchid! Often difficult to photograph in Florida’s bright summer sunlight, heavy overcast skies were a huge in helping...
by Rich Leighton | Mar 18, 2016 | Florida, Florida Nature Photography, Natural History, Nature & Wildlife, Nature Photography, Orchids, PhotographyOne of my very favorite types of wild native orchids I’ve found in the wild are those belonging to the tribe Cymbidieae, all of which are found in the tropics or subtropics. Not only are the flowers spectacularly colorful and often large, each plant often has...
by Rich Leighton | Aug 2, 2012 | Florida Nature Photography, Nature & Wildlife, Nature Photography, Orchids, Photography, Story, TravelOrchids. Just the very word brings to mind a vision of exotic color, delightful texture and fantastic shapes, and the scent of consummate and delicious fragrances. Often it evokes feelings of peaceful reflection, caring, and a love for nature’s most wondrous...
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Black-crowned Night Heron https://leightonphotography.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Night-Herons/G0000zdMgtcJ3nAA/I0000Qo_GERoPnfg/C0000sYUMlBCTCrU
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