OKEFENOKEE SWAMP, GEORGIA Page 4
|Spanish Moss (Tillandsia usneoides)
|Spanish Moss with flowers
|Pine Woods Treefrog (Hyla femoralis)
|A Treefrog, possibly a Squirrel Treefrog
Spanish moss is a familiar sight in the Okefenokee, hanging from tree branches. The spanish moss is actually a bromeliad,
which unlike the mosses has flowers. The flowers are small and not very distinct, but can be seen by looking closely at the plant.
The spanish moss is an epiphyte, meaning it grows on trees, but does not get its nutrients from the tree. These plants spread
both from seeds and from pieces that break off and are carried by wind or animals.
This treefrog jumped onto my car tire and I had to remove it for its safety. I took some pictures before releasing it.