Weeds of Wednesday: Coralberry

On our visit to Osprey Acres Stormwater Park and Nature Preserve on 4/10/2022, the coralberry (Ardisia crenata) was full of fruit ... Its coral-red fruits are eaten and spread by birds. Birds easily could transport ready-to-go seeds to the nearby…

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. ┬áThis 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…