Coontie at FMEL & Elsewhere

At Audubon House volunteers relocated giant leather ferns (Acrostichum daeniofolium) to the low areas of the dry retention pond and replaced them with comely coonties (Zamia floridana) graciously donated by Robin Pelensky of Surlaterre Landscape Architecture. Coonties already are planted…

Blanket – Corbiculae – Flower

Honeybees, bumblebees, stingless bees, and orchid bees have corbicula (corbiculae is plural), commonly called pollen baskets or pollen sacs. Corbiculae are specialized 'containers' on the outside of the hind legs. Bees transfer pollen from their bodies to a comb on…