Sea oxeye daisy: Bulbous-ness

Sea oxeye daisy  (Borrichia frutescens) is now full of flowers in the coastal wetlands at Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) and elsewhere. Bushy seaside oxeye and bushy seaside tansy are other common names for this colonial perennial plant of saline…

1-1-2018 Happy New Year Walk at ORCA

Despite dismal weather and some sputters of rain that caused a few folks to turn back, a group of us made it to the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) Observation Tower on 1-1-2018. Gorgeous Gwen poses center in the midst…

8/19/2017: Happy National Honeybee Day!

European honey bees (Apis mellifera) are important imported pollinators for citrus and many other crops. Commercial beekeepers transport their hives from place to place, including to the Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail, where the sign above cautions folks that these colonial…

Sabal & sea level rise

When the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory - Pelican Island Audubon Society volunteer class began in the Fall of 1998, the stand of cabbage palms (Sabal palmetto) pictured above was alive. Thank you to Karen Schuster (Class of 2009) for this…