So, how do you know when water’s been standing in your ephemeral marsh longer than usual?
When it goes from this:
Not only is there visible standing water, but that darker grass is in the process of turning brown because it’s been flooded a while. It’ll grow back eventually once the place dries again.
Slightly uphill, there are various things of interest.
I don’t know what it is, but the small flowers are a cheery yellow, what more can you ask?
Farther uphill; some kind of wild mustard, I think. The seed pods stick to your clothes and shoes even better than Velcro.
Not the best shot but the white flowers are really really tiny… look carefully, this is a vine hidden in the grasses that’s actually a wild morning glory relative. I’m not entirely sure, but it may be a species that’s actually supposed to be native to Central-South Florida, not here. I haven’t found it anywhere else nearby.
Probably not dropped from a passing plane, but…. *G*
Take a deep breath, and try not to listen too hard to the news. We can all use a nature break.