Yuck-a! Spanish Bayonet

Volunteer Jean 'JJ' Romano (Class of 2013) sent this photo of Spanish bayonet (Yucca aloifolia) in glorious bloom at the western-most wetland cross-over bridge at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, as well as this close-up ... You usually will find…

Big Burl

Karen Schuster (Class of 2009), Indian River Photo Club Secretary, sent me marvelous photos from the Dune to Lagoon walk led by Dr. Jay Barnhart at Sebastian Inlet State Park on Saturday, 4/19/2014, including this picture of a gorgeous gall…

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…

Florida privet – Pollinator candy

The nectar of the small yellow-green flowers of Florida privet (Forestiera segregata) are quite attractive to pollinators of all sorts. Florida privet flowers in the winter when migratory birds are looking for insects to eat, though flowering time is quite…