Biodiversity

Carolus Linnaeus

Classified nature

Genus and species became

Binomial nomenclature

 

As we walk through

Margaret Pace Park

We witness biodiversity

In it’s remarkable state of art

 

Coccoloba uvifera

Our native tree

Protecting our shores

Letting nature run free

 

Streptopelia decaoctos

In all their celestial glory

Coo softly up above

Telling their solemn story

 

Apis melliferas

Buzz in my ear

Pollinating flowers

Making honey every year

 

Colius philodice

Yellow like the sun

Perching on the live oaks

Having lots of fun

 

Anolis porcatus

An invader of our state

Flashes his dewlap

Searching for a mate

 

Zygoptera odonata

Delicate little dame

All her neon colors

Are her claim to fame

 

Nycticorax nycticorax

Its eyes like flashing rubies

Wearing a crown of night

Oozing ethereal  beauty

 

Sciurus carolinensis

Scurrying along the shore

Nibbling on a sea grape

Trying to look for more

 

Palm trees and concrete

Sitting on the bay

Diversity all around me

What a glorious day









 

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