This beautiful flower unfurled its petals on the side of a trail in the Florida Panhandle. Though I was hiking the Garcon Point Trail to look for birds, I found myself equally mesmerized by all the late-fall blossoms around my feet.
Erika Zambello is a writer, birder, and photographer living and working along the Emerald Coast of Florida. She has a master’s degree in environmental management, where she specialized in ecosystem science and conservation. Her love of the outdoors was inspired by a childhood in Maine, where she returned for her National Geographic Young Explorer grant. In addition to Maine, she has lived in New York, France, Washington, DC, and North Carolina. Erika believes in the power of communicating conservation and exploration, which was the inspiration for One World, Two Feet. View all posts by Erika Zambello