|Swamp Darner Dragonfly|
At the age of 13, my family moved from Kentucky to Florida. I remember thinking how wild and exotic this new home seemed. The birds were so much bigger, louder and seemingly more numerous than the song birds of my old Kentucky home. All those palmate leaved plants were very different from the trees and shrubs of the Appalachia hills. Even then, the landscape of Florida and it's animal inhabitants brought to mind images of Carboniferous forests that I had seen in prehistoric books.
|English: Plants of the Carboniferous age Deutsch: Steinkohlenformation II 1. Zahnfarn (Odontopteris). 2. Schuppenbaum (Lepidodendron). 3. Cordaites borassifolia. 4. Pecopteris cyathea. 5. Kalamiten. 6. Sigillaria. 7. Stigmarienform einer Sigillarie mit Wurzeln im Wasser. 8. Blattstern von Annularien. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|Measuring in at 4 inches from head to tail, Winter Park, Florida, April 17, 2015|