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Nature is everywhere … Enhance your understanding of the plants, insects, animals & complex interactions by reading about the ORCA & other natural areas.

Bee Happy!

Simpson’s stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans) grows as an infrequent, small tropical tree at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA).  Look in the handsome hammock areas on the both sides of Oslo Road to spot this native tree, which is characterized as…

Red Mulberry

Red mulberry (Morus rubra), a slender deciduous fruit tree associated with aboriginal activity, is an occasional part of the hammock canopy at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area in moist but well-drained soils.  Its alternate leaves range from 4 – 7″…

Common persimmon

Common persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) is also called American persimmon.  You will find this tree growing near the freshwater wetlands at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) on the south side of Oslo Road. Common persimmon trees are most noticeable in…