Red Maple and Southern Needleleaf

Red maple (Acer rubrum) is a well-known large tree of moist places throughout the eastern U.S. and Canada with distinctive 3 or 5-lobed leaves. Even in Florida, this deciduous tree brings red and yellow fall color. A substantial specimen grows…

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,…