Ghost Orchid blooming in the Rainforest

Tiny Little Ghosts

The state of Florida is home to about 100 species of orchids. Of those 100 or so, chances are the … Continued

On the trail of the endangered Schaus’ Swallowtail

Schaus in the Rain

The Rambles come back after a trip down to scenic Elliot Key, one of the jewels of South Florida, a … Continued

heavy leaf foliage with a small amount of cotton like flower showing through

Revenge of the Silk

A previous post discussed our floss silk tree in the “Butterfly Rainforest” and the fact that it had borne a … Continued

White-Angled Sulfur (Anteos clorinde)

Leaves, Old and New

I wanted to apologize for my lack of rambling of late, it appears the Earth Day Plant Sale takes a … Continued

Pink Trumpet Tree, distant

Pretty in Pink

Spring isn’t just the time of Azaleas, plums and Camelias. If you’ve driven around town this time of year you … Continued

small green fruit in bare tree

Where’s the silk?

I imagine any of you who have visited the Rainforest have seen the large tree with all of the large … Continued