Captain Forster

The weather was wonderful for an afternoon walk at Captain Forster Preserve on Saturday, March 5. Smiles abound at the end of the main trail at the Atlantic Ocean. Special thanks to Janie Gould (Class of 2016) who researched --…

Marvelous but Confused Myrcinathes

The simpson's stoppers (Myrcinathes fragrans) that were planted in the parking lot at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation have been confused by the wettest December & January on record and the unseasonably warm temperatures. They are flowering quite profusely and attracting lots of pollinators,…

Coontie at FMEL & Elsewhere

At Audubon House volunteers relocated giant leather ferns (Acrostichum daeniofolium) to the low areas of the dry retention pond and replaced them with comely coonties (Zamia floridana) graciously donated by Robin Pelensky of Surlaterre Landscape Architecture. Coonties already are planted…

Fly Stopper?

The simpsons stopper (Myrcinathes fragrans) planted at the southwest corner of the Audubon House is flowering copiously. Its fragrant, multi-stamened flowers attract a plethora of pollinators. Upon it was a metallic blue-green fly, likely a hairy maggot blowfly (Chrysomya rufifacies),…