Spectacular Spikes

Coralbean (Erythrina herbacea) sports striking spikes of tubular scarlet flowers throughout the winter and early spring.  Hummingbirds and long-tongued butterflies nectar on its flowers. Flowering seems to be earlier on Orchid Island than on the mainland.  This showy native plant…

Radiating & Radiant Red

As we walked from the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory Boathouse to to the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA)  on 3/30/2019, we saw lots of striking spikes of scarlet flowers radiating up from within the vegetation along the road.  The coralbean…

Cypress Bend Community Preserve

Pelican Island Audubon Society President Richard Baker led a special walk at Cypress Bend Community Preserve on 4/10/2016 for the 2016 FMEL - PIAS volunteer class and prior class "veterans". Purchased in 2006 by Indian River County for preservation, this…