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…

High & Dry at Cypress Bend Community Preserve

Inches matter! In Florida, a slight change in elevation can bring a dramatic change in plant community. ¬†This phenomenon is evident at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) and was obvious at the Cypress Bend Community Preserve (CBCP) when we…

Gorgeous gopher tortoises

Dr. Jon Moore, Professor of Biology, Florida Atlantic University, gave a great presentation about his 15 years of gopher tortoise research at the 1/23/16 volunteer nature stewardship class. Silk grass (Pityopsis gramifolia) pictured above is one of their favorite foods.…