First Trip to Myakka This Season 1
December 24, 2016
This past weekend I made my first visit to the Myakka River State Park for the season. I only had a short time there but managed to find a few goodies. I don’t know what kind of bushy tree this is, but there are many in this Florida park. They grow in groves. The trees are leafless at this time of year; the greenery you see on the branches are bromeliads. The white and pink dots on the trunks and branches are lichens.
UPDATE: Mystery solved: These are pop ash trees (Fraxinus caroliniana), says biologist husband David.