Curvaceous Pines

On the way to the annual meeting of the Florida Mosquito Control Association in St. Augustine, John Beidler, retired director of the Indian River Mosquito Control Association & I stopped at a St. Johns River Water Management District Conservation Area.…

Spiders, Silk & Stabilimenta

Substantial spider webs sometimes traverse the trails at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. Most often, they are the webs of a large, brightly colored golden spider (Nephilia clavipes) commonly called the the golden silk spider, the banana spider, the golden…

Flat & yellow topped

Bees, wasps, flies, moths, skippers, butterflies, and other pollinators flock to Flaveria linearis, yellowtop. Fall is the usual time for flowering, but some of the yellowtops donated by Judy Gersony and planted on 5-23-2015 in the Audubon House landscape are…