An Abundance of Julia

Julia butterflies (Dryas iulia) were amazingly abundant at the Captain Forster Hammock Preserve when we visited there on 4-12-2019. ┬áNear to the parking lot, they were sipping nectar from snow squarestem (Melanthera nivea) shown above. Nearer to Highway A1A, these…

Corkystem

Corkystem passionflower vine is a larval host plant for 3 species of brush-footed butterflies: Julia (Dryas iulia), gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanillae), and zebra longwing (Heliconius charithonia). The dime-sized fruits of this well-behaved vine contain many seeds and are spread by…

Barrier Island Sanctuary

Karen Schuster not only led a wonderful nature walk at the Brevard Barrier Island Sanctuary and Education Center. At the same time she took the photos shown here! Pictured above is coralbean (Erythrina herbacaea) which was flowering fabulously and profusely.…