Celebrate Mangroves

Today, July 26, 2020 is the International Day for the Conservation of Mangrove Ecosystems. ┬áThis 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…

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…

Wet, wet, wet trail conditions on 10/8/17

Yes, the trails at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) were flooded on 10-8-2017, when Steve Goff (Class of 2006), Judith Filipich (Class of 2016), Gayle Lafferty (Class of 2012), and Janice Broda took a walk to the Observation Tower.…