Weeds of Wednesday: Honey Plant?

Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolia) is among Florida's worst invasive weeds, covering more than 700,000 acres.  Who would defend it?  Short-sighted beekeepers. Yes, European honeybees (Apis mellifera) and other pollinators visit Brazilian pepper when it blooms from August through October.  Honeybees…

Pretty Pollinators

Donna Winter (Class of 2016) led a wonderful walk for us, on behalf of the Indian River Land Trust (IRLT), at the Indian River Lagoon Greenway on Sunday, November 24, 2019. Most of this property was purchased by Indian River…

Weeds of Wednesday: Perils of Puncturevine

At a glance burrnut or Jamaican feverplant (Tribulus cistoides) sure is pretty, but close encounters -- by barefeet or by bicycle tires -- with the fruits of this plant often do not end well.  Puncturevine, goat's head, caltrop are other…