Throwback Thursday: Aftermath of the Sister Storms

Hurricanes like fire are defining part of the natural history of Florida's ecosystems. Today, June 1, 2017, marks the beginning of the annual Hurricane Season. The sister storms of 2004 dramatically altered the constitution of the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area.…

Memorial Day Walk 2017: Looking Up

Dick Atkinson (Class of 2005), Gayle Peters (Class of Winter 1999), John Warner (Class of 2012), Diane Morgan (Class of 2012), Gorgeous Gwendolyn (second ORCA "group" walk), Doreen McLeod (Class of 2010), Trich Kruza, Gayle Lafferty (Class of 2015), Bob…

Awesome Arbor-escence

Happy Arbor Day 2016! Here in Florida our trees often are festooned with epiphytic decoration. This live oak (Quercus virginiana) growing along the banks of the Sebastian River was ablaze with blushing southern needleaf plants (Tillandsia setacea) and was viewed…

“Porcupine” Palm

A specimen needle palm (Rhapidophyllum hystrix) is pictured above in a photograph taken by Karen Schuster (Class of 2009) at Harry P. Leu Gardens at the Florida Wildflower Symposium on September 26, 2015. Also known as porcupine palm, this slow-growing…