Flowers & Fruits

When we visited south Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area on 6-18-2022, we saw blooming Florida butterfly orchids (Encyclia tampensis), the focus of our walk, as well as other plants with flowers and/or fruits, including ... Faey's milkweed (Asclepias faeyi) - an…

Throwback Thursday: “Another” Wild Olive

Lots of plants in the olive family, Oleaceae, are commonly called "wild olives", which can cause confusion. "Regular" wild olive or Florida privet (Forestiera segregata) is a common plant on mosquito control dikes and in sunny spots at the Oslo…

Spectacular Day for a Scrub Walk

The 2015 FMEL - PIAS volunteer stewardship class had spectacular weather for a walk at the south Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area on February 7, complete with 3 eagles soaring above (likely the same eagles that graced the very first class)…