Throwback Thursday: Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge 2011

Pictured above on 9-29-2011 is the sign on Jungle Trail at the Viewing Area at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge (PINWR). Thanks to Steve Dawdy (Class of 2016) and his cohorts new, highly reflective signs are in place.

In 2011, a substantial patch of spotted beebalm (Monarda punctata) grew along Jungle Trail on the northwest side of the entrance to the Viewing Area …

Invasive grasses have long since overwhelmed this wildflower patch, unfortunately. Federal and local preserves lack the staff and volunteer resources to address the invasive pest plants that plaque our natural areas.

To find out more about what is going on at PINWR, visit  the PINWR Facebook page maintained by Sandee Dawdy (Class of 2016).