Wild Florida Photo
Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
The exhibit Only in Florida will be in the Kimbell Center Art Gallery at Jonathan Dickinson State Park Feb. 13 through March 4. On Friday Feb. 24 an artist reception will be held at the Kimbell Center, including the Only in Florida presentation.
Images shown in the above slide-show are now available direct online through Paul Rebmann Nature Photography at pixels.com.
Only in Florida is a visual program on Florida endemic plants and animals by Paul Rebmann. An endemic is a species that is naturally found only in a particular geographic area, in this case Florida. This program will show images of these interesting and unique inhabitants of the Sunshine state, with information about each. There are no presentations currently scheduled. Contact Paul Rebmann to schedule the Only in Florida program for your group.
The program Only in Florida will feature mostly plants, and a few of the animals that are endemic to Florida as seen through the photography of Paul Rebmann with information about each, including where they are found and how are they different from their more wide-ranging relatives. Some of the species that will be covered include Volusia County's Deeringothamnus rugelii (Rugel's false pawpaw), scrub species such as Asclepias curissii (Curtis' milkweed) and Bonamia grandiflora (Florida lady's nightcap), panhandle endemic Harperocallis flava (Harper's beauty) and many more.
Florida ranks as the fourth highest state in the number of endemic species - those plants and animals naturally occurring only within the state - with only California, Hawaii and Texas having more than Florida. Early botanists exploring Florida such as Alvan Wentworth Chapman and John Kunkel Small noted the high number of endemic species in the state. The geographic isolation of the Florida peninsula, climate and soil variations contribute to this unique biodiversity. Isolation during earlier geologic epochs when higher sea levels created islands in the higher areas is also a likely factor that contributed to the high number of endemics, especially in areas like the highly biodiverse Lake Wales Ridge.
On online preview of the Only in Florida exhibit can be found here.
Paul Rebmann Nature Photography (Wild Florida Photo) sells gallery-wrapped canvas prints, matted photo prints, select framed photos, greeting cards and other items at area events and art shows. Come to one of these events, meet the photographer and view some of the best of Paul Rebmann's nature photography.
The Paul Rebmann Nature Photography sales tent.