Captain Forster Hammock Preserve

Thanks to Rick Battle for sharing these beautiful photos from a walk at Captain Forster Hammock Preserve on August 30, 2020. This 110-acre property reaches from Jungle Trail to the Atlantic Ocean. A parking lot and bathrooms are located on…

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

This honeybee (Apis mellifera) is attracted to the pale pink flowers of beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), and its corbicula (pollen basket) is laden with yellow pollen.  The genus name, Callicarpa, derived from Latin, means beautiful (calli) fruit (carpa). Its magenta berries…

Fall Fruit Walk

Judith Fillipich, Ellie Klebonis, Diane Morgan, Fran Robinson, John Warner, Thomas "Tom" Wilson, and Dotty Workman enjoyed a walk to the Observation Tower at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) on 9/9/2018.  The wild coffee (Psychotria nervosa) was full of…

Rainbows, Circles & Pirates

Tom Wilson (Class of 2017) shared this stupendous photo of a rain clouds and a rainbow at Treasure Shores Park prior to our field trip there on 7-21-2018.  The early bird gets the worm (or the rainbow). Treasure Shores park…