Pretty Pollinators

Donna Winter (Class of 2016) led a wonderful walk for us, on behalf of the Indian River Land Trust (IRLT), at the Indian River Lagoon Greenway on Sunday, November 24, 2019. Most of this property was purchased by Indian River…

Partridge, Quail or Bee Pea?

Partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata) is full of flowers along Oslo Road, at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, at Treasure Shores Park (where the pictures above was taken), and throughout Indian River County mostly in sunny, dry places. ¬†Supposedly, European explorers…

Throwback Thursday: Blueberry or Huckleberry

Unripe fruit graced the dwarf huckleberry (Gaylussacia dumosa) when we visited Cypress Bend Community Preserve on May 5, 2018. ¬†The Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) is home to shiny blueberry (Vaccinium myrsinities) but not huckleberry. What is the difference between…

Florida Citrus?

The citrus family, Rutaceae, includes more than 1,500 mostly aromatic plants in 150 genera. The fruits of commerce -- grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, and like -- are in the genus Citrus, are primarily of Asian origin, and are greatly plagued by…