Celebrate Mangroves

Today, July 26, 2020 is the International Day for the Conservation of Mangrove Ecosystems.  This celebration of the value of mangrove ecosystems was started in 1995 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Mangroves grow in the…

9-29-2019 ORCA Walk

Our first fall walk at ORCA was on the morning of 9-29-2019 with Susan Warmer, Pat Cramer, Dotty Workman, Dotty Noble, Lori Greene, Terry Greene, Pat Bowman, George Cooper, and Dorene McLeod participating.  We hiked to the Observation Tower and…

Piles & piles of propagules

Piles and piles of mangrove propagules are mounded up on the mosquito control dikes at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) and elsewhere. Propagules are the "live young" of mangroves. They are not seeds because they are not dormant. They…