When we hike, bike, paddle, and backpack in Florida, we take a lot of photos of what we see. Doing so helps us check them against field guides to describe what we see along trails in Florida.
We identify the trees we walk under, the wildflowers we walk past, and the birds that stay still long enough for us to get a good picture. Those descriptions go into our guidebooks and into the write-ups on the trails and parks we visit.
In this part of our website, we share those identifications with you. Think of these as a series of quick visual guides to Florida’s species.
These are not comprehensive, but they should help you with many things you commonly see. We’re adding to them on a regular basis.
Guides to Florida Species
Each of these guides provides visual information to help you identify commonly-found species in that category.
Florida Plants and Trees
Florida’s botanical bounty means a million shades of green. Here are photos and descriptions to help you identify plants, shrubs, grasses, mosses, and trees in Florida.
Identifying Birds in Florida
Identification of common and unusual bird species seen in Florida
Florida’s wildflowers give a compelling reason to get outdoors. Use these resources to identify what you see.
From toothsome alligators to scampering lizards, you will see wildlife while enjoying Florida’s outdoors. Here are photos and descriptions of some of the creatures you may encounter along our trails.
Insects in Florida
In Florida, insects thrive. Here are photos and descriptions to help you identify insects and spiders in Florida.
A haven of biodiversity, Florida has ever-changing landscapes along its trails