Samantha Ling (lingtm) wrote,
Samantha Ling
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Escondido’s Flower Power

Did you know the wild animal park had a veritable smörgåsbord of plants? I sure didn’t. Even though Florida is sub-tropical, I don’t see any flowering plants. Everything is swampy green, even in the non-everglades portion of Florida, which is where I live. There just doesn’t seem to have that many naturally occurring flowering plants. But at the wild animal park, there was plenty.

A lot of them looked to be of the cactus variety, but they were flowering cactus, which is something I rarely see.

I think this is the plant Jenn finds just plain ugly.

The animal park had a succulent forest, which we missed. We didn’t have time, nor the inclination to climb the steep-ass hill through the heat to get to the succulent forest.

Though my husband threatened us with it several times.

The park also has several areas that they haven’t touched. The wild and native grasses and plants are left to grow however they like. They are conservation areas, which I like. We live near a conservation area as well.

Florida has a lot of little spots that are considered conservation areas because we aren’t allowed to build over them or destroy them in any way. As far as I can tell, they’re all just little ponds for frogs!

Crossposted to Samantha Ling, Dreamwidth and Livejournal

Tags: flowers, wild animal park
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