Piles & piles of propagules

Piles and piles of mangrove propagules are mounded up on the mosquito control dikes at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) and elsewhere. Propagules are the "live young" of mangroves. They are not seeds because they are not dormant. They…

Marvelous mangrove buckeye

Pictured above is a mangrove buckeye (Junonia genoveva) that Bob Montanaro and I saw yesterday on the mosquito control dike at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area when he was taking photographs for educational posters for the soon-to-be completed Audubon House.…

Butterfly or Skipper ?

Nancy Soucy (Class of 2010) led a walk at the Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail on 11-1-2014, a blustery & cool (for Winter Beach, Florida), yet bright & sunny day. Karen Schuster (Class of 2009) captured and shared wonderful photos of…

Mangrove buckeye

This mangrove buckeye butterfly (Junonia evarete) posed for me at the Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail. The larval food for this butterfly is black mangrove (Avicennia germinans): As a result, you will see this butterfly in open areas near mangroves and…