Indiangrass

October 6, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday it’s a native warm-season grass of the southern savannas, Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans). Indiangrass is a large native species...

Eastern Screech Owl

September 29, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday we’re listening in to the haunting call of a diminutive raptor, the Eastern Screech Owl (Megascops asio). Whilst...

Tievine

September 22, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday it’s a wiry, weedy, winding vine, Tievine (Ipomoea cordatotriloba). Tievine is a native species of Morning-Glory found throughout...

Mason, Potter, & Mud-dauber Wasps

September 15, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday we’ve got a veritable grab-bag of mud-molding insects to appraise, the Mason Wasps, Potter Wasps, and Mud-daubers of...

Poor-joe

September 8, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday, we have an upland weed that fills a pollinator need, Poor-joe (Hexasepalum teres). Poor-joe, also called Rough Buttonweed,...

Great Purple Hairstreak

September 1, 2023

Our biggest, boldest, and most “beautimous” Gossamer-Wing butterfly, the Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus). The Great Purple Hairstreak is an interesting member of the Hairstreak...

Chanterelles

August 25, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday we have one of our most widespread and easily identifiable edible mushrooms, the Chanterelles (Cantharellus spp.). Here in...

Green Heron

August 18, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday, we have our common compact wader, the Green Heron (Butorides virescens). Buried between the buckling branches and broken...

Bracken Fern

August 11, 2023

This week for flora and fauna Friday we have a common cosmopolitan colony fern, Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum). Bracken, also called Eagle Fern, is a widespread...

Leopard Frog

August 4, 2023

This week for Flora and Fauna Friday we’ve got a long-legged leopard-printed night-goer, the Southern Leopard Frog (Lithobates sphenocephalus). The Southern Leopard Frog can be...

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