Endearing Epiphytes at Cypress Bend

Cooler "fall" temperatures finally arrived for a 10-27-2018 group walk at the Cypress Bend Community Preserve (CBCP), a 47.25 acre property owned by Indian River County on the beautiful banks of the St. Sebastian River. ┬áNearly all (43 acres) of…

Ansin Tract Conservation Area – Blackwater

The Ansin Tract Conservation Area, where we enjoyed a group walk on 8/5/2017, is a marvelous mix of habitats including xeric scrub and freshwater wetlands. Following the trail at the kiosk toward the east leads to the beautiful blackwater stream,…

Awesome Arbor-escence

Happy Arbor Day 2016! Here in Florida our trees often are festooned with epiphytic decoration. This live oak (Quercus virginiana) growing along the banks of the Sebastian River was ablaze with blushing southern needleaf plants (Tillandsia setacea) and was viewed…