Laurel wilt & the redbay ambrosia beetles

The devastating damage caused by the deadly combination of laurel wilt and the redbay ambrosia beetle is unmistakable and is shown above in a photo taken in May of 2008 on Highway A1A.  This invasive disease carried by an invasive…

It’s a Bug Eat Bug World Out There – Even in a Gall

A plant gall is an abnormal outgrowth of plant tissue caused by a "gall-maker", which could be an insect, mite, virus, nematode or fungus.  The inter-relationship between plant and gall-maker is complex, very specific, and developed over eons.  The relationship…

Rainbows, Circles & Pirates

Tom Wilson (Class of 2017) shared this stupendous photo of a rain clouds and a rainbow at Treasure Shores Park prior to our field trip there on 7-21-2018.  The early bird gets the worm (or the rainbow). Treasure Shores park…

Compare & Contrast: Fellsmere Trailhead

Construction began in April of 2017 on the Central Railroad Corridor Greenway Pedestrian Overpass that traverses I-95.  It now is officially open and connects a 2-mile pedestrian path from the North County Regional Park to the Fellsmere Trailhead Preserve following…