Birds, butterflies, bats, bees, beetles & other bugs

Pollinator Week for 2016 is June 20 through June 26. Of course, planting for pollinators should always be a gardening consideration. Pollinators bring us more than 30% of the food that we eat. Some pollinators - like hummingbirds and butterflies…

Swirled filaments & costapalmate

Scrub palmetto (Sabal etonia), shown above flourishing in the frequently burned scrub at Archbold Biological Station along with rusty staggerbush (Lyonia ferruginea), is a Florida endemic. It does not seem to be present at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. Scrub…

Endemic St. Johns Worts

Florida is home to more than 30 species of Hypericum, many of which are called St. Johns wort. These plants are not the St. Johns wort common in commerce for the treatment of depression; That St. Johns wort (Hypericum perforatum)…