Captain Forster Hammock Preserve Post-IRMA – Whites!

The day -- 3/3/2018 -- was windy for a group walk at Captain Forster Hammock Preserve, and the fronds of the Florida royal palms (Roystonea regia)¬†were blowing about with signs of salt scorch lingering from Hurricane Irma evident. Below is…

“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…

Marvelous migration

Great southern white butterflies (Ascia¬†mounte) are especially abundant this year, as they migrate northward. Archbold Biological Station Executive Director Dr. Hilary Swain noted their abundance at the 25th anniversary celebration for Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge held by the Friends…