Welcome to the Class of 2018!

Welcome to the 2018 Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory (FMEL) Volunteer Nature Stewardship Class for the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA), shown above the south ORCA entrance near the FMEL Boathouse.┬áSpecial thanks to FMEL Director Dr. Jorge Rey for welcoming the…

Wet, wet, wet trail conditions on 10/8/17

Yes, the trails at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) were flooded on 10-8-2017, when Steve Goff (Class of 2006), Judith Filipich (Class of 2016), Gayle Lafferty (Class of 2012), and Janice Broda took a walk to the Observation Tower.…

Galls – Intimate Interactions

Galls are a long-evolved interaction between a plant and a gall-maker. The gall-maker could be an insect, mite, bacteria, fungus, virus or nematode. Gall-makers generally are "tied" to one species of plants or a genus of plants and tend to…