Weeds of Wednesday: Christmas senna

Christmas senna (Senna pendula var. glabrata), coralberry ¬†(Ardisia crenata), shoebutton ardisia (Ardisia ellipticaI) Australian pine (Casuarina sp.) Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolia), and guineagrass (Urochloa maxima) are among the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Category #1 invasive pest plants that have…

Throwback Thursday: At Captain Forester Preserve

March 28, 2008 is when the photo above was taken. Sorely missed from this world are Maggy Taylor (Class of 2004) seated at the left and Joel Day (Class of 2005) standing toward the front. How swiftly comes change! Note…

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…