Critters and flowers at the botanical gardens

From my trip to the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo in mid-June.

I just realized they have a rainbow eucalyptus tree here. I have never noticed it before. Maybe it just recently started showing it’s colors. As the bark peels off, different shades come through.They are not native here but grow well in rain forests.

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Buds, Bees and Birds in Lakeland

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“Hey lady, have you got a pass to be out here?” says the female anhinga.

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Looking right into the sun, I saw these two wood storks on the top of a tree. At first I thought they were building a nest but I think they were just fighting for space.

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A squirrel eating a leaf?

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Fuzzy flowers on the lake.

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A limpkin eating a snail.

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A mockingbird landed right in front of my car.

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A very tiny dragonfly.

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Some type of bee on white flowers.

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A green fly on pink.

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Hanging from the palm trees in the parking lot.They look like orange grapes but I wasn’t going to try one.

Just some random things around downtown Lakeland on my walk around Lake Morton and Lake Mirror. I stopped by Hollis Gardens to see what was blooming but by that time it was too hot. Most of the spring blooms were gone. Replaced by summer bedding plants.

Shine the Divine