Should I remember correctly, you are on the west coast of Florida. I lived in South Florida twice. I lived in Coral Springs in Broward County the first time. I worked in Homestead area north of Redlands.The second time I lived in Florida was in Lake Worth in Palm Beach County.I worked in Hialeah in Metro Miami Dade County.
I collected on my lunch hour at some great locations in the Homestead/ Redlands area. Navy Wells near Homestead, Homestead AFB. A 240 acer Slash Pine/Hammock forest North of the Metro Dade County Zoo, and the IFAS Station (IFAS = Institute of Food and Agriculture Science) in Redlands.
IFAS was my absolute favorite place to collect. I was given keys to access the station on weekends. I found numerous remote areas with Old Hammocks. I gained permission to collect on the properties of the Tahitian Groves, a tropical fruit grower in the Redlands/Homestead area.
I also ventured west across the Everglades to the Fakahatchee Strand WA. I have a collection full of specimens. Especially the Moths. Royal Palm Hammock was in the Fakahatchee Strand WA.The Hesperidae within the Fakahatchee Strand WA were incredible.
Another area that I collected extensively was on the East side of Lake Okeechobee along US98 between Port Mayaca to the Town of Okeechobee.
I can only wish.
Last Edit: Dec 21, 2020 12:09:33 GMT -8 by leptraps