Pretty (White) Peacock 2

Karen Schuster (Class of 2009) shared the photo above of a white peacock butterfly that she took on our walk led by Donna Winter (Class of 2016) on 11/24/2019 at the Indian River Lagoon Greenway.  This brush-footed butterfly often is…

Weeds of Wednesday: Christmas senna

Christmas senna (Senna pendula var. glabrata), coralberry  (Ardisia crenata), shoebutton ardisia (Ardisia ellipticaI) Australian pine (Casuarina sp.) Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolia), and guineagrass (Urochloa maxima) are among the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Category #1 invasive pest plants that have…

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…

Weeds of Wednesday: Lovely Lythrum – Not Loosestrife

Winged loosestrife (Lythrum alatum var. lanceolata) seems more prevalent this year, perhaps due to Hurricane Irma spreading it about.  Sandee Dawdy (Class of 2016) contacted me at the beginning of the summer to identify a "new" blueish-flowered plant that appeared…