An abdomen colored with black and yellow strikes marks this as a male halictid bee unlike the all green female. These green metallic bees are loners though their other name, sweat bee, betrays the interest they may have when humans come near. Luckily it was a cool day for exploring the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area where this action was seen.
A Honey Bee about to alight on a pink Powderpuff Mimosa flower found along the roadside at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. Also known as Sunshine Mimosa, the flowers of this ground-covering plant are quite popular with the bee and butterfly crowd.
A male halictid bee with a striped abdomen seen at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. These solitary bees are also called green metallic bees or the more memorable sweat bee for their attraction to sweaty skin, presumably to gather salt from the perspiring human host.
The brown cryptic patterns on this Cuban Brown Anole provide almost perfect camouflage while resting on an oak tree trunk along a trail at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. This is a non-native lizard brought to Florida with rather devastating effects on the local unique lizard population.