Berries for Christmas

Christmasberry, Carolina wolfberry, Carolina desert-thorn, and creeping wolfberry are among the many common names given to this red-berried plant of coastal places.  A member of the member of the nightshade family, Solanaceae, Christmasberry (Lycium carolinianum), as we will call it,…

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…

Merry Christmasberry!

Christmasberry (Lycium carolinianum) is so named for its lustrous red berries that mostly appear in the early winter months. Hurricane Irma seems to have stimulated significant flowering/fruiting this year at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). Carolina desert-thorn is another…