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…

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…

Life in the Treetops & Pits

Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory (FMEL) Professor Emeritus Dr. George O'Meara presented Life in the Pits and Treetops to the 2016 volunteer nature stewardship class on Saturday, 2/6/2016, shown above outside the FMEL Boathouse. Taking a top down approach, Dr. O'Meara…