Spicebush swallowtail

This butterfly has a beautiful contrast of colors.

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“Tread Softly,” Stinging Nettle

It’s always a good idea to tread softly in nature, especially near this Florida native plant. Stinging Nettle, nick-named Tread Softly, blooms beautiful in summer, but packs a sting.

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Macro photography: Eastern pondhawk dragonfly

Female Pondhawks are striking up close, with bright green, black bars, and dark blue wings.

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