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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

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Beautiful yellow flowers on the prickly-pear cactus.

Beautiful yellow flowers on the prickly-pear cactus.

Bright red male northern cardinal sings out in the morning, making it known who owns this territory.

Bright red male northern cardinal sings out in the morning, making it known who owns this territory.

A large golden orb-weaver spider has a dragonfly caught in her web and is preparing to dine.

A large golden orb-weaver spider has a dragonfly caught in her web and is preparing to dine.


Closeup of a beautiful morning glory flower.

Closeup of a beautiful morning glory flower.

Often mistaken for a banyan tree, this lofty fig is the largest tree in the park, its crown measuring over 100 feet across.

Often mistaken for a banyan tree, this lofty fig is the largest tree in the park, its crown measuring over 100 feet across.

Closeup of a cicada on a coontie and blue porterweed flowers.

Closeup of a cicada on a coontie and blue porterweed flowers.


A small brackish pond with mangrove seedlings and dead Australian pines in the background.

A small brackish pond with mangrove seedlings and dead Australian pines in the background.

Though a lofty fig and not a banyan, this view shows the large secondary trunks this tree can form from air roots.

Though a lofty fig and not a banyan, this view shows the large secondary trunks this tree can form from air roots.

An open pond in the mangrove swamp with Madagascar periwinkles in the foreground.

An open pond in the mangrove swamp with Madagascar periwinkles in the foreground.


A small brackish pond with mangrove seedlings and dead Australian pines in the background.

A small brackish pond with mangrove seedlings and dead Australian pines in the background.