Berries for Christmas

Christmasberry, Carolina wolfberry, Carolina desert-thorn, and creeping wolfberry are among the many common names given to this red-berried plant of coastal places.  A member of the member of the nightshade family, Solanaceae, Christmasberry (Lycium carolinianum), as we will call it,…

A Real Florida Holly

Because it has copious red berries at Christmas time, Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolia) sometimes is called Florida holly mistakenly.  Florida is home to 15 native hollies, not all of which have red berries. Dahoon holly (Ilex cassine) – like Brazilian…

9-29-2019 ORCA Walk

Our first fall walk at ORCA was on the morning of 9-29-2019 with Susan Warmer, Pat Cramer, Dotty Workman, Dotty Noble, Lori Greene, Terry Greene, Pat Bowman, George Cooper, and Dorene McLeod participating.  We hiked to the Observation Tower and…