Bobcat

December 8, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday we have an elusive feline that’s long on legs and short on tails, the Bobcat (Lynx rufus). The...

Ebony Spleenwort

December 1, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday it’s a ubiquitous upland fern found from the foothills to our forested floodplains, Ebony Spleenwort (Asplenium platyneuron). Ebony...

American Kestrel

November 24, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday we have our smallest raptor, the American Kestrel (Falco sparverius). The American Kestrel is the most petite of...

White Beggarticks

November 17, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday, we have a vigorous sub-tropical wildflower with late season staying power, White Beggarticks (Bidens alba). White Beggarticks is...

The Flora and Fauna Archive

November 16, 2023

Howdy everyone! This is Tom Austin, your quasi-resident Island ecologist and the Land Protection Specialist for the Edisto Island Open Land Trust. As some of...

Gulf Fritillary

November 10, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday we have an orange tropical tourist, the Gulf Fritillary (Dione vanillae). A cinnamon-orange sheet glides upon a flower...

Climbing Aster

November 3, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday we have a wildflower with a mild identity crisis, Climbing Aster (Ampelaster carolinianus). Climbing Aster is an aster...

Rattlesnakes

October 27, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday is everyone’s favorite group of scaly, maraca-wielding sausages: the Rattlesnakes of genera Crotalus and Sistrurus. Here in the...

Gulf Croton

October 20, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday it’s the silvery seashore Gulf Croton (Croton punctatus). Gulf Croton is a small, spreading, perennial shrub growing up...

Bumblebees

October 13, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday, we have our busy buzzy bicolored blossom buckling Bumblebees, of genus Bombus. Here in the Lowcountry of South...

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