Air Potato Beetle Population Abounds

Last year, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released air potato beetles (Liloceris cheni), a biological control agent for the horrible invasive air potato vine (Dioscorea bulbifera), which threatens to overtake the mesic hammock at the Oslo Riverfront…

Fabulous Florida Hibiscus

The singular beauty of native swamp hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus) is captured in this photo sent by Karen Schuster. Swamp hibiscus is now in flower at Blue Cypress Lake where Karen took these photos ... In the late fall or winter,…