Captain Forster Hammock Preserve

Thanks to Rick Battle for sharing these beautiful photos from a walk at Captain Forster Hammock Preserve on August 30, 2020. This 110-acre property reaches from Jungle Trail to the Atlantic Ocean. A parking lot and bathrooms are located on…

Spectacular Spikes

Coralbean (Erythrina herbacea) sports striking spikes of tubular scarlet flowers throughout the winter and early spring.  Hummingbirds and long-tongued butterflies nectar on its flowers. Flowering seems to be earlier on Orchid Island than on the mainland.  This showy native plant…