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…

Inevitable Invader …

It was inevitable, unfortunately ... Ken Gonyo, Diane LaRue, Jean ‘JJ’ Romano, and Susan Warmer – the core Wednesday work team – found coral ardisia (Ardisia crenata) at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area for the first time on Wednesday, 2/18/2015.…

(Brazilian) pepper ‘wrangler’

Jean ‘JJ’ Romano (Class of 2013) shown above in a photo taken by Diane LaRue vanquishes a 15-foot tall Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius) at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. When some members of the 2015 class expressed skepticism that a…

Queen of Irony

On February 17, Steve Goff (Class of 2006) received a proclamation from the Vero Beach City Council on behalf of the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory - Pelican Island Audubon Society volunteers who work hard to control invasive pest plants at…