Coastplain goldenaster: Biennial Generational Differences?

  Coastalplain goldenaster (Chrysopsis scabrella) was flowering fabulously when Jane Schnee led a Florida Scrub-Jay walk for us on 11/11/2018 at the Wabasso Scrub, a 110-acre conservation area owned by Indian River County.   We also saw this plant at…

Yellow Fall Flowers

Wildlife photographer Bob Montanaro enchanted us with his updated program, The Secret Life of the Florida Scrub-Jay, on 11/10/2018.  He explained that Florida Scrub-Jays require open, sandy areas with scrub oaks from 3 - 6' tall and only 1 or 2 tall…

Weeds of Wednesday: Un-deserved Bad Rap

It's not the goldenrod that's irritating your respiratory tract.  The pollen of goldenrod is too big & too sticky to become a human allergen. Pollinators -- like this bumblebee -- love goldenrod.  We should, too, for its beautiful bright yellow…