Weeds of Wednesday: Once There Was One in Every Yard

Queensland umbrella tree (Schefflera actinophylla), once upon a time, seemed to be planted in every new local Florida landscape for the exotic, tropical appearance of its large, shiny palmately compound leaves. Most frequently, this easy-to-grow tree that reaches more 25'+…

Weeds of Wednesday: A Tale of 2 Leaves

The nightshade family, Solanaceae, is quite diverse and includes many economically important plants -- that we love or hate -- such as tomatoes, eggplants, tobacco, bell peppers, chili peppers, potatoes, and petunias. Members of this plant family are found on…

Karen Schuster gets proclamation!

Karen Schuster, on behalf of the volunteers trained by the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory and the Pelican Island Audubon Society, poses with Sebastian Mayor Richard Gilmour after receiving a proclamation in support of national invasive species awareness week, February 22…