Life out of the Pits

Pictured here in 2005 is Dr. George O'Meara about to siphon out the contents of a great Atlantic land crab (Cardisoma guanhumi) hole as part of the annual Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory - Pelican Island Audubon Society volunteer stewardship class.…

Eugenia Chapter Namesake

Carol Thomas from the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory sent photos of her simpsons' stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans var. simpsoni) ... This plant flowers gloriously in full sun, has bright red-orange fruits, and attracts attention. Carol advertises her use of comely native…

Peas for Partridges in Florida ?

Pictured above is the seed pod of partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata). The common name reportedly derives from the biological confusion of the early European settlers, who were unfamiliar with quail and thought them to be partridge. Gamebirds and songbirds eat…