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Florida Butterfly Orchid (Encyclia tampensis)

Observer

jennifercandler

Date

November 2020

Description

I'm aware this orchid is out of its known range. I've only seen it in one place, on a live oak branch on the north end of the island.

It began blooming on June 18.

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Soft-haired Thermopsis (Thermopsis mollis)

Observer

miles2go

Date

April 13, 2024 05:40 PM EDT

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Least Brook Lamprey (Lampetra aepyptera)

Observer

supertiger

Date

March 2024

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What

Eastern Hop-Hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)

Observer

savvybayou

Date

July 12, 2023 10:15 AM CDT

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Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieu)

Observer

safron

Date

March 14, 2024 01:47 PM CDT

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Red Oaks (Section Lobatae)

Observer

piedmontplants

Date

October 2023

Description

Unusual red oak that I suspect to be the unnamed hybrid Quercus coccinea × falcata.

This tree caught my eye because its drooping leaves were reminiscent of southern red oak, but they were not turning the characteristic chocolate brown of that species and had an irregular shape.

The upper canopy leaves, despite favoring southern red oak, especially with the deep yellow petioles, were entirely glabrous besides small tufts of hair in the vein axes. The petioles and twigs were also glabrous. Only the bud scales remain densely hairy.

The lower canopy leaves, however, look very uncharacteristic for southern red oak. They're closer to the lower canopy leaves of black oak, or perhaps enlarged versions of the lower leaves of scarlet oak. They're also hairy on the underside, with the hairs clustered in the vein axes but also sparsely distributed over the whole leaf surface. This hair distribution is very similar to that of Garland's oak, another southern red oak hybrid. The lower twigs and petioles are also pubescent.

Few acorn remains were present and only one that seemed well-developed and intact. The cup has loose scales that resemble black oak, but they're rather wide and cover most of the nut as with scarlet oak.

The only mature red oaks in the immediate vicinity were scarlet oak, but southern red oak and black oak are abundant in the general area.

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Georgia Seaside Alder (Alnus maritima ssp. georgiensis)

Observer

douggoldman

Date

November 2011

Description

Alnus maritima subsp. georgiensis J.A. Schrad. & W.R. Graves

The third photo compares A. maritima (1) to A. serrulata (2), which were growing together at this site.

My thanks to Joel McNeal for bringing me to this site.

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Florida Pear Whelk (Fulguropsis pyruloides)

Observer

verbile

Date

May 2, 2022

Place

ft desoto (Google, OSM)

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Florida Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina ssp. bauri)

Observer

miss_fortune

Date

December 2023

Place

Missing Location

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North American Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga ssp. leucogaster)

Observer

miss_fortune

Date

January 13, 2024 02:05 PM EST

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Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)

Observer

nat_t

Date

July 4, 2023 12:41 PM EDT

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Blue Whiting (Micromesistius poutassou)

Observer

ruseva

Date

September 11, 2023

Description

24 to 27 m

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Smooth Newt (Lissotriton vulgaris)

Observer

gabrielmayrhofer

Date

June 14, 2023 05:24 PM CEST

Description

?

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Spotted Bush Snake (Philothamnus semivariegatus)

Observer

remile

Date

June 7, 2023 02:10 PM WAT

Description

African people do not like snakes!

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Sharpfin Chubsucker (Erimyzon tenuis)

Observer

safron

Date

March 14, 2022 03:25 PM CDT

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Twining Screwstem (Bartonia paniculata)

Observer

supertiger

Date

August 21, 2022 07:16 PM EDT

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Crabe Savoureux (Callinectes sapidus)

Observer

erinhenson

Date

June 26, 2023 01:55 PM EDT

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Fragrant Indigobush (Amorpha nana)

Observer

blazeclaw

Date

June 2023

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What

Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris)

Observer

safron

Date

June 2023

Description

First record of Longleaf Pine in Simpson Co since this record in 1964: https://sernecportal.org/portal/collections/individual/index.php?occid=5868934

The Finkbine-Guild Lumber Company was established to harvest and market the virgin longleaf pine (Pinus palustris L.) stands of southern Mississippi during the early 20th century. The main sawmills were located in Wiggins and D'Lo, Mississippi. In July 1915, the Finkbine Lumber Company began construction at D'Lo, Simpson County, of an all electric sawmill containing two band saws, a gang saw and a resaw. When operations began in July 1916, this mill had a cutting capacity of 200,000 feet in 10 hours. The timber supply extended over parts of Simpson, Rankin, Smith and Scott counties, running east from D'Lo for about 50 miles. About August 1927 the supply of pine was cut out, after which the mill switched to cutting redwood shipped from the Finkbine-Guild mill in California through the Panama Canal to Gulfport.

The D'Lo mill cut out for good in August 1929, and the Longleaf Pine-the dominant tree in the county that provided shelter for thousands of species, started to be forgotten. A lost relic of an ecosystem once prominent, This tree is a survivor, likely being a descendant of those first trees that were cut.

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Date

June 14, 2023 07:51 PM EDT

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What

Spotted Handfish (Brachionichthys hirsutus)

Observer

mattytestoni

Date

July 22, 2021 11:59 AM AEST

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What

Pineland Hibiscus (Hibiscus aculeatus)

Observer

safron

Date

July 5, 2021 11:28 AM CDT

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Texas Dutchman's Pipe (Aristolochia reticulata)

Observer

eric_hunt

Date

May 30, 2015 01:07 PM CDT

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Observer

ruseva

Date

August 18, 2017 12:14 PM MSK

Description

lake Baikal endemic.

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North Sea Tube Anemone (Synarachnactis lloydii)

Observer

ruseva

Date

January 28, 2023 12:19 PM CET

Description

Hundreds of larvae found during some mass occurrence event.

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Eastern Black Bear (Ursus americanus ssp. americanus)

Observer

astrobirder

Date

November 30, 2019 09:31 AM EST

Description

The only large black hairy thing in the woods around here

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Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)

Observer

supertiger

Date

January 2023

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Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum)

Observer

graytreefrog

Date

February 2020

Description

Adult male found under a log near a sinkhole pond. My first lifer herp of the decade. Extremely exciting to find this very rare species in VA!

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Checkered Barb (Oliotius oligolepis)

Observer

avnj

Date

January 2023

Place

Johor, MY (Google, OSM)

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Beluga (Huso huso)

Observer

varganimrod

Date

June 2022

Place

Somogy, HU (Google, OSM)

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Eastern Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus ssp. zibethicus)

Observer

dongminsung

Date

April 2017

Description

Confirm?

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Ivory Tusk Shell (Graptacme eborea)

Observer

supertiger

Date

May 14, 2022 03:21 PM EDT

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European Ling (Molva molva)

Observer

ruseva

Date

November 16, 2022 11:52 AM CET