Weeds of Wednesday: Virginia Creep-er

Is it redder this year? Is the increased coloration due to our cooler temperatures? To increased exposure to wind due to Hurricane Irma? Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) is native vine that folks either love or hate. Though it leaves are…

8/19/2017: Happy National Honeybee Day!

European honey bees (Apis mellifera) are important imported pollinators for citrus and many other crops. Commercial beekeepers transport their hives from place to place, including to the Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail, where the sign above cautions folks that these colonial…

Marvelous Maritime Hammock: Treasure Shores Park #1

Nancy Soucy (Class of 2010), Cindy Hersh (Class of 2016), Lani York (Class of 2016), and Trish Kruza (Class of 2015) grace the elevated restrooms at Treasure Shores Park on Saturday, June 3. This beach park has plenty of parking,…

Terrific Toxicodendron

The poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) along the Centennial Trail at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge is terrific. Fabulous flowers abounded on our and attracted pollinators on our special tram tour on 3/19/2016. This dazzling display may make it easy to…