“Cool” Coastal Strand: Treasure Shores Park #2

Devil's potato (Echites umbellatus), a.k.a rubbervine, is an uncommon plant of the coastal strand in Indian River River County and is shown above at Treasure Shores Park on a 6/3/2017 field trip surrounded by the leaves of beach dune sunflower…

Restoration Success at Blowing Rocks Preserve

Deen Copeland (Class of 2016), Don Schuster (Class of 2009), Linda Chancellor (Class of 2010), Reva Brugnoli (Class of 2013), Karen Schuster (Class of 2009), Susan Warmer (Class of 2007), Lani York (Class of 2016), Bob Bruce (Class of 2012), and…

Limber on Prange Island

Joe Carroll (Class of Fall 1998) took Bob Bruce and me to Little & "Big" Prange Islands on Father's Day. Accessible only by boat and purchased for conservation in 1996 by Indian River County, these islands -- mostly real and…

(Brazilian) pepper ‘wrangler’

Jean ‘JJ’ Romano (Class of 2013) shown above in a photo taken by Diane LaRue vanquishes a 15-foot tall Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius) at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. When some members of the 2015 class expressed skepticism that a…