9.04.2011

Razorback Musk Turtles in TX























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Razorback Musk Turtle (Sternotheros carinatus)

Pitcher plants in bloom


I love carnivorous plants, and pitcher plants are among the most spectacular of these. They are incredible plants to see, and I feel very fortunate to work in an area that has lots of them. Enjoy!


Whitetop Pitcherplant (Sarracenia leucophylla)












Yellow Pitcherplant (Sarracenia flava)








Gulf Purple Pitcherplant (Sarracenia rosea)






Gulf Coast Redflower Pitcherplant (Sarracenia rubra gulfensis)






Parrot Pitcherplant (Sarracenia psittacina)










Hybrids








I've always thought that the pitcher plant flowers are unique and interesting. Click HERE to see a clearly-labeled diagram showing the pitcher plant flower parts.

9.03.2011

Atlantic Ridley Sea Turtle and Moon Jelly



Atlantic Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)






Moon Jelly (Aurelia sp.)

Orchids

Rose Pogonia (Pogonia ophioglossoides)

Upland Spreading Pogonia (Pogonia bifaria)

Tuberous Grass-pink (Calopogon tuberosus)

Bearded Grass-pink (Calopogon barbatus)

Pale Grass-pink (Calopogon pallidus)

Yellow Fringed Orchid (Platanthera ciliaris)

White Fringed Orchid (Platanthera blephariglottis var. conspicua)

Snowy Orchid (Habenaria nivea)

Waterspider False Reinorchid (Habenaria repens)

Little Ladies'-tresses (Spiranthes tuberosa)

Giant Ladies'-tresses (Spiranthes praecox)