Plants and Animals that Don’t Live in Rochester (But I Kinda Wish They Did)

After several days in Florida, we’re reminded of all the plants and animals that we just don’t see in the North, that we took for granted when we lived here.

Saying hi to the locals.
Saying hi to the locals.

Plants

A banyan tree
A banyan tree
We'll call this banyan Paul.
We’ll call this banyan, Paul.
Lovely palm
Lovely palm
Not gonna see this in Rochester.
Not gonna see this in Rochester.
How can you say no to a mango.
How can you say no to a mango.
Some kind of pine.
Some kind of pine.
I really love this pine.
I really love this pine.
Red flowers
Red flowers

Animals

Ibises
Ibises
Is this my good side?
Is this my good side?
A muscovy duck that reminds me of Darth Maul
A muscovy duck that reminds me of Darth Maul
So ugly he's beautiful.
So ugly he’s beautiful.
A horseshoe crab. (Unfortunately, this guy was dead.)
A horseshoe crab. (Unfortunately, this guy was dead.)
And the loveliest of all... The black vulture.
And the loveliest of all… The black vulture.

And so many more were there, but not all got photographed. Maybe next time…

Published by paleololigo

Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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