Sabal Success

Established by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903, Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge (PINWR) is the precedent setting first U.S. national wildlife refuge. Over the years it has has been expanded from its original size. Local citrus farmer and PINWR advocate…

Gorgeous gumbo limbo

Gumbo limbo (Bursera simarouba) are burly big trees, usually multi-trunked. ¬†Only a few are found at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, youngish trees "seeded" by birds after the Christmas freeze of 1989 that brought bone-chilling temperatures well below freezing and…