That Fungus is Galling!

Dr. Jay Barnhart, retired Miami Dade forensic pathologist and self-described mycophile, gave a marvelous talk for the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory - Pelican Island Audubon Society volunteer group entitled, What is this Fungus Among Us? Class began with an impressive…

Oslo Road – Spring Wildflowers!

A bounty of spring wildflowers bloom along the roadside of Oslo Road to the east of US Highway 1 in the vicinity of the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, including lots of lyre-leaved sage (Salvia lyrata) and oak leaf fleabane (Erigeron…

Mangrove buckeye

This mangrove buckeye butterfly (Junonia evarete) posed for me at the Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail. The larval food for this butterfly is black mangrove (Avicennia germinans): As a result, you will see this butterfly in open areas near mangroves and…