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Swamp Wildflowers, Pitcher Plant

Pitcher Plants grow throughout the Okefenokee Swamp, a perfect wetland habitat to host these carnivorous wonders.

Pitcher Plant Flower
Pitcher Plant Flower

I saw a lot of them growing entangled with other wet feet loving plants.

Pitcher Plant Flower and Ferns
Pitcher Plant Flower and Ferns, A Sharp Eye Will Spot Two Damselflies

The actual Pitchers grow along side the flowers, although some of the flowers seem to have gone by or were further distanced.

Pitcher Plant
Pitcher Plant

 

A few had popped up more in the open.

Pitcher Plant
Pitcher Plant

As this area is also home to Alligators and Snakes set up options to take a photo are limited.

April 28, 2021

 

Cloudless Sulphur on Yellow Cactus Flower

These yellow cactus flowers in full bloom had a few Cloudless Sulphur Butterflies flitting around them.

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly on Yellow Cactus Flower
Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly on Yellow Cactus Flower

And they do flit, with speed.

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly on Yellow Cactus Flower
Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly on Yellow Cactus Flower

The overgrown vegetation around the cactus kept me from getting a better angle. The possibility of snakes was top of my mind.

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly on Yellow Cactus Flower
Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly on Yellow Cactus Flower

The flowers on their own were outstanding.

Yellow Cactus Flowers
Yellow Cactus Flowers

Hole Punched Petals

I don’t know if the katydid was eating the Water Lily petals or was looking for the bug that did. Leaves and grass are their primary food source, but they will eat small bugs.

Water Lily and Green Katydid
Water Lily and Green Katydid

I didn’t realize this was the same flower a half hour later when I passed back by with the same attraction for it. The katydid had moved down to the lower petals with his knees showing, just left of center.

Water Lily and Green Katydid
Water Lily and Green Katydid