Ken Gonyo (Class of 2012), shown above in a favorite photo, led a special walk at the (Indian River) Lagoon Greenway on 11-28-2015 for veteran volunteers. The weather was wonderful, and the breeze was especially bounteous at the overlook on the Indian River Lagoon. Participants included Dick Atkinson, Desha & Richard Baker, Judy Filipich, Donna Halleran, Trich Kruza, Sharon Marable, Felicity Rask, Jean ‘JJ’ & Frank Romano, Nancy Soucy and Susan Warmer.
The new boardwalk is beautiful & long. Below Nancy Soucy (Class of 2010) provides scale as she peers into the extensive mangroves that line the boardwalk.
Off of the main boardwalk is a platform overlooking the mosquito control impoundment.
No birds were here, but in an area recently cleared of Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolious), wading birds including a roseate spoonbill & great egret were feeding.
On the other side of the mosquito control impoundment dike, Felcity Rask (Class of 2015) spotted a tricolor heron amongst the mangroves.
Ken spoke about ongoing efforts to control invasive pest plants on the property, especially coralberry (Ardisia crenata), and he pointed out a specimen that had been de-berried & cut back to the ground last year and treated with herbicide recently.
Note the wilting new growth – evidence of the herbicide at work.
Ken hopes to recruit more volunteers, especially the Big-Footed Fellow.