Commonly named Fringed Campion, Silene polypetala (Caryophyllaceae) is beautiful woodland flower, very rare, only found in a few spots in Florida and Georgia in the United States, where it is regarded as Endangered species.
Photo credit: ©Julie Tew | Locality: Angus Gholson Nature Park, Chattahoochee, Florida, US
Golden-backed Snipe Fly (Chrysopilus thoracicus)
…a species of snipe fly (Rhagionidae) that is distributed throughout eastern North America. Adult C. thoracicus typically inhabit Deciduous woodlands and are active during spring, April through May. Adults are thought to be predatory on other insects, but they may not feed often.
Image: ©Mike Burchett
Kimberley Rock Monitor (Glauert’s Monitor)
This long-necked monitor lizard is commonly known as the Kimberley Rock Monitor, and has the scientific name of Varanus glauerti (Varanidae).
Varanus glauerti is a medium-sized monitor (up to 80 cm in length) which occupies rocky habitats, being both terrestrial or arboreal. Males and pairs often share the same tree, and even the same branch stub, with no evidence of agonistic behavior outside the breeding season. They are active foragers.
This species is distributed from western Kimberley in Western Australia, to the northwestern tip of the Northern Territory (Australia).
Photo: ©Henry Cook
Locality: Kimberley, Western Australia