Being in wilderness down South in summer is nothing like this.
It is a tropical insect fest mostly and a sun scorch. It makes me wonder why on earth anyone ever settled here on purpose.
We had an early start, but the humidity smacked us right away, and the sweat sucking insects are always hungry.
We saw many great skinks (as below) and lizards, a snake, some fantastic herons, and a few painted buntings (birds), and a gopher tortoise.
Doesn't the fiber on this plant look like an animal?
Yeah, maybe a sloth.