FOTD: Desert Broom

The Desert Broom is of the Sunflower family.  The male and female flowers are on separate plants, and the female flowers develop white, silky and very beautiful airborne seeds. These bushes are found along sandy washes, hillsides, streams and bottom lands.  Mine were discovered in our sandy wash, along our walking path. Interesting to learn,…

Fiery Skipper

I am happy to learn that this cute little guy is indeed a butterfly (not a moth).  And not surprisingly, he likes lantana plants, which is where I often see them.  Apparently the lantana have nectar at the bottom of a long narrow tube, and the Skipper sucks the nectar up through his tubular mouth…

Tiny Beach Library Discovery

On Coquina Gulfside Park, in Manatee County, Florida, I discovered a Little Free Library.  Such a cute discovery.  I took photos with plans to do more research into this organization at a later time. On the Little Free Library website I found information on how to start a library, purchase materials, donate, and a map…