Throwback Thursday: Pelican Island NWR 2018

3/11/2018 trip to Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge (PINWR), a special tram tour with PINWR & ORCA volunteers ... Happy Halophytes, the saltmarsh succulents saltwort (Batis maritima) and glasswort (Salicornia sp.) at Joe Michael Overlook ... Lyreleaf sage (Salvia lyrata)…

Pretty (White) Peacock 2

Karen Schuster (Class of 2009) shared the photo above of a white peacock butterfly that she took on our walk led by Donna Winter (Class of 2016) on 11/24/2019 at the Indian River Lagoon Greenway. ┬áThis brush-footed butterfly often is…

Wonderful White Peacock 2

We saw lots of butterflies when we visited the Captain Forster Hammock Preserve on 4/13/2019 including this white peacock butterfly (Anartia jatrophae)┬ánectaring on common beggarticks (Bidens alba), as were an abundance of julia butterflies. Common beggarticks is a preferred nectar…

Weeds of Wednesday: Nootropic or Weed?

Herb-of-grace (Bacopa monnieri) is a sprawling succulent herb of wet places -- both fresh and brackish -- that comes and goes in different places at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA), depending upon rainfall. The photo above shows herb-of-grace growing…