Eugenia Chapter Namesake

Carol Thomas from the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory sent photos of her simpsons' stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans var. simpsoni) ... This plant flowers gloriously in full sun, has bright red-orange fruits, and attracts attention. Carol advertises her use of comely native…

Peas for Partridges in Florida ?

Pictured above is the seed pod of partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata). The common name reportedly derives from the biological confusion of the early European settlers, who were unfamiliar with quail and thought them to be partridge. Gamebirds and songbirds eat…

Apples from Ponds

When we were working to control the evil air potato at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, volunteer Ken Gonyo (Class of 2013) asked about the green apple-like fruit adjacent to the entrance to the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory (FMEL). Pictured…

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…