Great Garden Gall

Fran Robinson (Class of 2018) sent this photo of a gall on her white crownbeard (Verbesina virginica) plant.  This gall likely is the handiwork of a gall midge (Neolasioptera verbesinae).  Its species name, verbesinae, speaks to its fidelity to the genus Verbesina.…

Pretty (White) Peacock

Donna Winter (Class of 2016) shared this great closeup of a white peacock butterfly (Anartia jatropha) that she saw at the Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail (TRWT).  This beautiful butterfly is present throughout the year and tends to fly low to…

8/19/2017: Happy National Honeybee Day!

European honey bees (Apis mellifera) are important imported pollinators for citrus and many other crops. Commercial beekeepers transport their hives from place to place, including to the Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail, where the sign above cautions folks that these colonial…

Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail

Nancy Soucy (Class of 2010) led the last walk of the 2016 Season for the Indian River Land Trust at their Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail on Saturday, 4-2-2016. Nancy is pictured in the center of  the group photo taken by Ken Gonyo…