Throwback Thursday: Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge 2011

Pictured above on 9-29-2011 is the sign on Jungle Trail at the Viewing Area at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge (PINWR). Thanks to Steve Dawdy (Class of 2016) and his cohorts new, highly reflective signs are in place. In 2011,…

Bee Balm’s Beautiful Bracts

What appear to be petals on this bee balm (Monarda punctuata) are really bracts (modified leaves usually associated with a reproductive structure). The flowers themselves are white with purple dots, giving rise to common names like spotted bee balm and…