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Photos of animals ranging from our pet cat to insects to reef fish.
  • A young preying mantis is silhouetted on the side of a tree.
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  • This wasp stings and kills the cicadid to provide food for its nest.
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  • A turtle soaks up sun at the base of a cypress tree.
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  • An American Alligator soaks up the sun.
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  • The turtles are sharing their sunning spot with a small American alligator.
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  • An American alligator suns on the bank of the Wakulla River.
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  • When the base of this cypress tree broke off, examination of the rings date the tree as being over 700 years old.  The tree is still alive and growing.
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  • This cyrpress trees demonstrates the classic buttressed lower trunk and adjacent knees of its species.
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  • Turtle soak up the sun on a cool day.
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  • A cypress tree in fall colors draped in spanish moss.  Cypress trees grow slowly, so the age of this tree is estimated to be close to 1000 years.
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  • A turtle soaks up sun at the base of a cypress tree.
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  • The green tree frog will eat anything it can swallow.  During the day, it tries, but doesn't always succeed, to find a camoflaged resting place.
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  • Aphids are soft bodies insects that live on plants.  Egg cases are visible in the photos with the aphids.
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  • Young normal phase lubber grasshopers climb up grass instinctively.
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  • Young light phase lubber grasshopers climb up grass instinctively.
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  • A swallowtail butterfly stops for a nectar break on a thistle blossom.
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  • The narrow mouth toad is seldom see in the open.  It is know for its call that sounds like the bleat of a lamb.
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  • The smaller male grasshopper mounts the larger female during mating.
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  • Crayfish excavate burrows down to groundwater in wetland edges.  They pile the soil they excavate above the hole to form a mound.  This mound is unusally large and close to a tree.
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  • Bettles, ants and other insects rumble around a prickly pear flower collecting nectar and pollen.  The pollen is shared with the next flower that they visit, which begins the next catcus generation.
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  • The dragonfly is aptly named.  The nymph stage is a predator in the water devouring other larval stages.  The adult is a predator on the wing that loves mosquitos and other small insects.
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  • The babworm moth larva uses bits ot twigs to form its cocoon.
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  • The female Black Swallowtail has iridesent blue on the hind wing.
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  • This katydid is singing its heart out.
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