Weeds of Wednesday: Tropical Milk-Weed?

Growing in the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) parking lot amongst wild coffee (Psychotria nervosa) and last's week's Wednesday "weed", beggarticks (Bidens alba), is what some folks call tropical milkweed (Asclepias curassavica). Other common names include scarlet milkweed, Mexican milkweed, bloodflower,…

IRMA-ed #4: Resilient & Brave Berries

Amazing to see to beautiful berries remaining on native plants scorched by the searing winds of Hurricane Irma at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). Pictured above is beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) and slightly scorched wild coffee (Psychotria nervosa). The wild…

Throwback Thursday: Hurricanes & Hammocks

Hammocks & all habitats in Florida are hurricane-adapted. The plants at Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) weathered Hurricane Matthew in 2016 with little damage, save the loss of leaves & small limbs on live oaks (Quercus virginiana), the time-tested hurricane…

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,…