First Trip to Myakka This Season 1
December 24, 2016
This past weekend I made my first visit to the Myakka River State Park for the season. I only had a short time there but managed to find a few goodies. I don’t know what kind of bushy tree this is, but there are many in this Florida park. They grow in groves. The trees are leafless at this time of year; the greenery you see on the branches are bromeliads. The white and pink dots on the trunks and branches are lichens.
UPDATE: Mystery solved: These are pop ash trees (Fraxinus caroliniana), says biologist husband David.
What absolutely fabulous textures – I love this, brilliant! Thank you 🙂
December 24, 2016 at 7:26 AM
Thank you, Alastair. I can’t imagine that these trees are as interesting when they’re leafed out. I must have seen them that way, but they just didn’t stand out.
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December 24, 2016 at 9:02 AM
I agree with StillWalks, I love the texture in this but I can’t be of any help in identifying the type of tree this is.
December 24, 2016 at 8:40 AM
Thanks, Ken. I’m hoping some Floridian will jump in and tell us what tree these are.
December 24, 2016 at 9:03 AM
So you’re keeping warm for the holidays? Good! I always like what you find to photograph there, too…
December 24, 2016 at 2:50 PM
Thanks, Lynn. Yup, and then some. I’ll do my best to earn your faith.
December 24, 2016 at 2:53 PM