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Old 04-22-2021, 09:35 AM
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this is the (terribly named) Long Key Nature preserve- located in David Florida, 3 hours north of the actual Long Key???

annnnnnyyyyywayyys- it was awesome. some really cool OLD growth live oaks COVERED in life.

i could not get really into the weed as my big girl was with me and she prefers the paths


like look at this Oak with an entire other tree in it!!!

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and here is a small dinosaur we met


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i will be returning and i will upload some more pics later
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Is that dinosaur in a coffee bush?
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Near as we could tell.

Certainly a coffee bush, almost as certain it’s a dinosaur
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went back to this spot again and had bit more time and better planning (hot as satan's bellybutton) brought water and big hats

wow. i am so amazed at what untouched florida can be

this first pic blew my mind... that is not a fern in the cruck of the tree, it is an Antherium!!! and there are two others on the other side!

so cool

Untitled by J Solo, on Flickr



i would GUESS, this Live Oak is 60' tall...the phiodendrum has not only done the trip, it looks like it goes up and does itself!!!

Untitled by J Solo, on Flickr


one of the neat things they try to teach here is about ecotones or transitional regions in the environment. they have a great pond, a salt marsh and a huge oak forest...really neat

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saw a couple of these guys eating the pads....

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oh and a crazy lizard ran across the pads at light speed ...i could not get a good ID lol




i told the park ranger i would come back and remove this iguana if they wanted....he asked how and i said i would bring an airgun and shoot it in the eye and then toss it in the lake and he bristled and politely declined but asked for my phone number so he could discuss it with the another ranger lol....i said the offer was open


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Awww... that iguana is cute. Just checking out the Visitor's Center. What a beautiful place that preserve is!
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They’re cute away from my orchids lol
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I like your humor @ DirtyCoconuts. I have gotten several chuckles from some of your posts. Beautiful preserve. Thanks for sharing.
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