The winner of Within These WWALS #5 is…
The native butterfly is
Gulf fritillary, Agraulis vanillae. Also known as the passion butterfly because they really like passion flowers.
The local name for this infamous, now no longer used bridge, made a little famous by a movie based on its scary history is…
Spook Bridge, on Old Quitman Road, which was once US 84.
The pointy objects are…
Cypress knees, which are roots of cypress trees that stick up above the waterline.
Name the flower (hint: note the foliage; two native flowers found along the WWALS rivers have similar flowers but distinctly different leaves):
Correct answer: trumpet creeper, campis radicans.
Note: begonia vine has similar flowers but non-serrated leaves.
Sara answered: hummingbird vine. Which is another name for campis radicans, so Sara wins.
The WWALS River where all of these can be seen is…
No, not the one that flows from the Green Swamp north to the Gulf. The one that flows from Georgia into Florida and into the Suwannee River.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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