Category Archives: Wildflower

Spider Lily – Hymenocallis liriosme

On the same trip to Ponce Park that I saw the spider webs in Spider Love I also found some Spider lilies on the shoreline in full bloom.  You don’t usually get to see them looking this good since the … Continue reading

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Hathaway Park Wildflowers

During the visit I reported on yesterday, I also admired the flowers that the recent rains had brought out.  The growing season is in full swing and some of the plants are already setting seeds for next year.  Here is … Continue reading

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A recent visit to Hathaway Park

Hathaway Park is a small park on Shell Creek.  It has two entrances on Washington Loop Road off US-17 in Punta Gorda FL.  With the recent heat, and rain, I haven’t had a lot of bird or animal activity to … Continue reading

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Flying things at the airport

I had to go to Southwest Florida International Airport today to deal with a luggage issue. I took the camera bag along to see what I could find around the airport to take pictures of.  Well, no unusual airlines or … Continue reading

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More wildflowers – Punta Gorda Nature Park

This morning, I was off for a walk at the Punta Gorda Nature Park which isn’t much more than a mile or so long path around Fire Station #3 and the water plant for Punta Gorda Isles. Still, it is … Continue reading

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Wildflowers at the end of Oilwell Grade

Recent rains brought the wildflowers out. Not the big showy ones, just the little ones you find in the grass and brush. The south end of Oilwell Grade is a mixed area with the lake, marshes and pine flatwoods in … Continue reading

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The Rattlebox Flower and Moth

Many of the Florida wildflowers are what I call pea-like.  Their flowers and seed pods are similar the familiar green pea.  While I was at Boca Grande, I noticed this healthy one along the grade to the Fishing Pier.  These … Continue reading

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