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Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

Southeast Florida, and the Everglades, boasts its share of green… Without further ado, here’s a sampling of our local wildlife sporting some brilliant green hues!

The brilliant green lore of a breeding Great Egret

Green-on-Green dragonfly in the Savannas Preserve State Park

A hiding frog in the wetlands’ duckweed

Duckweed bloom on a stalking alligator

Green dragonfly along the Apoxee Trail in the Grassy Waters Preserve

A non-native Knight Anole…in the backyard!

A tiny Barking Tree Frog in Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Duckweed vista of the wetlands

A lovely luminescent Cricket Frog in the Grassy Waters Preserve

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

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  1. Wow – that’s the finest selection of greens I’ve ever seen! Great post.

    November 23, 2012
    • You’re so kind… Thanks very much! I had to stop myself with the vegetation β€” that would have been a lengthy post unto itself. πŸ™‚

      November 24, 2012
  2. I really do like the closeup of the duckweed. And I was forced to truck off to the dictionary to figure out the difference between the green lore of the egret, and the lore of the swamp. πŸ˜‰
    This has been my day for learning new words!

    I had no idea there were so many cricket frog species. We have them, too, but they certainly aren’t the same as yours. So much variety!

    November 23, 2012
    • Thanks so much!

      I love the duckweed, too… It really is lovely to see in the wetlands. And that lore β€” I should have elaborated! I did in the original post, but forgot here. I actually saw this guy from a great distance, because of his brilliant green (breeding) lore.

      These cricket frogs are specifically Southern Leopard Frogs (Rana sphenocephala), common to the swamps of our area. Apparently, the existence of a subspecies β€” the Florida Leopard Frog (Rana utricularia sphenocephala) β€” is still debated among experts. I often see this guy referred to as the latter, interestingly.

      https://serenityspell.com/?s=cricket+frog

      November 24, 2012
  3. I think you have this one wrapped up with a big green bow! Absolutely lovely πŸ™‚

    November 23, 2012
    • Haaa! Love it. Thanks so much β€” I had to stop myself on this post, the vegetation alone, sheesh…. πŸ™‚

      November 24, 2012
  4. jimbey23 #

    The only green shade you’re missing is one of me … green with envy! Marvelous shot of the Great Egret!

    November 23, 2012
    • Thanks so very much!!

      I love the breeding colors… This guy was so far in the wetlands, yet you could still see that brilliant shock of green. It’s what caught my eye, even at that distance. Just amazing.

      November 24, 2012
  5. Wow, that’s a lot of green! Plants, insects, birds, reptiles, amphibians…where’s the mammal? I can’t think of one, perhaps a sloth with algae-green fur? Well, anyway, well done and lovely photos.

    November 23, 2012
    • Hahah! Good point… NO mammal! And I stopped myself with the vegetation β€” that could have been a *very* lengthy post if I went that route, heh….

      Thanks so very much. πŸ™‚

      November 24, 2012
  6. Fabulous green photos ! I never knew the Great Egret got green on his/her face. Crazy stuff..and you can’t have green without froggy !!

    November 23, 2012
    • Hahaha!!! I knew you would love the froggies!! They’re SO tiny β€” I nearly stepped on the barking tree frog during a hike. Can you imagine? I’d be traumatized.

      It’s so fascinating and lovely to see the breeding colors, during the season. This guy was far in the wetlands, but you could see the green from the distance, it was so brilliant!

      November 24, 2012
      • That was from a distance? No Way ! Barking Tree Frog? Now that is a new one on me. This really is a glorious post Feygirl!

        November 24, 2012
  7. Regina #

    Oh!!!!!! So love this post!!!!!! I need to think about calling you the Green Woman/Fairy Child!!!!!!Luv, Auntie. PS love the kitty falling asleep on his paws!!!!!!!! We all can identify!!!!

    Sent from my iPad

    November 23, 2012
    • Hee! Thanks!! I love GREEN WOMAN, sheesh now why didn’t I think of that in the beginning…?

      Isn’t that kitty adorable? I keep watching it over and over…. LOVES!

      November 24, 2012
  8. Loved these greens!

    November 24, 2012
    • Thanks so much! We have so many greens down here, I had to rein myself in… πŸ™‚

      November 26, 2012
  9. You sure do have some gorgeous creatures living down there! Fantastic photos too!

    November 25, 2012
    • Thanks so much! There really are some fascinating, brilliant creatures down here. Such a wonderful assortment.

      November 26, 2012
  10. So, I guess that 4th image is a bloomin’ ‘gator? Faithful Fey, glad you are still at it. Dave

    November 25, 2012
    • Love it! Like you, at it but abridged… πŸ™‚

      November 26, 2012
  11. hannekekoop #

    Wonderful photos. Love them.

    November 25, 2012
    • Thanks so very much! I have wonderful models… πŸ™‚

      November 26, 2012
  12. Absolutely gorgeous. I’m following!

    November 25, 2012
    • You’re so kind β€” thanks much for the wonderful words and the follow!! πŸ™‚

      November 26, 2012
  13. Your shots are superb. That first one takes my breath away!

    November 26, 2012
    • Thanks so much! It took my breath away, by the sheer fact that I could spot the brilliant green so far away in the wetlands… Amazing.

      November 26, 2012
  14. marialla #

    OH, HOW UNFAIR OF YOU. YOU CHOOSE SUCH A UNIQUE WAY TO PRESENT THE COLOUR GREEN AND MAKE SUCH SUPERB PICTURES THAT IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS ONE IS HARDLY ABLE TO CHOOSE WHICH PICTURE BEST SHOWS THE TOPIC OR ABLE TO SAY WHICH PICTURE IS BEST!!! THANK YOU FOR SUCH ORIGINAL WORK!!!

    November 27, 2012
    • Aw, you’re so incredibly kind β€” THANK YOU! I have some pretty wonderful models down here… And I could have gone green, green, green till the horses came home. πŸ™‚

      November 27, 2012
      • marialla #

        AND WILL THE HORSES BE GREEN, TOO??? MARTIAN HORSES, MAYBE??!!

        November 27, 2012
      • Hahaha!!! Well, I’ve seen some pretty cute Halloween costumes… for HORSES! πŸ™‚

        November 28, 2012
      • marialla #

        cute

        November 28, 2012
  15. Your local, green wilkdlife is really wonderful, Fey Girl, and so are your photos. Quite exotic too, for me.

    November 27, 2012
    • I really could have gone on forever with the GREEN theme… I stopped at wildlife, with just a bit of flora. Otherwise, it could have been quite a post. πŸ™‚ We have our share of green, here, that’s for sure (and I hope it stays that way!)…

      November 27, 2012
  16. Good for you for showing (and having taken) so many closeups, green or otherwise.

    November 29, 2012
    • Thank you! I could have gone on the *green* theme for a loooong time, but had to stop myself at the wildlife and a snippet of flora. πŸ™‚

      November 29, 2012

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