Restoration Success at Blowing Rocks Preserve

Deen Copeland (Class of 2016), Don Schuster (Class of 2009), Linda Chancellor (Class of 2010), Reva Brugnoli (Class of 2013), Karen Schuster (Class of 2009), Susan Warmer (Class of 2007), Lani York (Class of 2016), Bob Bruce (Class of 2012), and…

(Brazilian) pepper ‘wrangler’

Jean ‘JJ’ Romano (Class of 2013) shown above in a photo taken by Diane LaRue vanquishes a 15-foot tall Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius) at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. When some members of the 2015 class expressed skepticism that a…

Holly berries or pink peppercorns?

  The pink peppercorns that adorn (often high-priced) wreaths during this time of year and are sold as a culinary spice are the fruits of the pernicious invasive pest plant, Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolious). They are not Florida holly berries.…