Friday, December 21, 2012

Spring Peepers

Last night a cold front was approaching, and we heard peepers calling in the back yard. They begin calling in December in most years, and 2012 will be no exception. 

The photo was taken near our home in Gainesville on September 4, 2012.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sand Pine in Blossom 12/15/12

Sand pines (Pinus clausa) in blossom, near our house in Cedar Key, December 15, 2012.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Fall Grapevines

Florida Grapes - this vine is growing on our fence in Cedar Key

Muscadines - this vine is growing less than a meter from the Florida grapes shown above.

Grapevines love it here in the scrub. Both species are vigorous growers, and it is difficult to say definitively which one is dominant. Perhaps muscadines grow better in moist woods.