Winner: Butterfly, bridge, pointy, flower, what river? Within These WWALS #5 2020-05-09

The winner of Within These WWALS #5 is…

Sara Jones.

She gets a packet of Withlacoochee and Little River picture notecards from the WWALS photo notecards, sent via postal mail from WWALS charter board member Bret Wagenhorst.

WWALS Withlacoochee and Little River picture notecards

Lots people who were on #PaddleGA2019 knew Spook Bridge, but apparently the plant spooked them.

[Joe Cook and Harold Harbert]
Joe Cook and Harold Harbert

The native butterfly is

Gulf fritillary, Agraulis vanillae. Also known as the passion butterfly because they really like passion flowers.

[1 Butterfly]
1 Butterfly

The local name for this infamous, now no longer used bridge, made a little famous by a movie based on its scary history is…

Spook Bridge, on Old Quitman Road, which was once US 84.

[2 Bridge]
2 Bridge

The pointy objects are…

Cypress knees, which are roots of cypress trees that stick up above the waterline.

[3 Pointy objects]
3 Pointy objects

Name the flower (hint: note the foliage; two native flowers found along the WWALS rivers have similar flowers but distinctly different leaves):

Correct answer: trumpet creeper, campis radicans.

Note: begonia vine has similar flowers but non-serrated leaves.

Sara answered: hummingbird vine. Which is another name for campis radicans, so Sara wins.

[4 Flower]
4 Flower

The WWALS River where all of these can be seen is…

Withlacoochee River.

No, not the one that flows from the Green Swamp north to the Gulf. The one that flows from Georgia into Florida and into the Suwannee River.

[Butterfly, Bridge, Pointy, Flower]
Butterfly, Bridge, Pointy, Flower

See the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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