Weeds: Give Them an Inch & They’ll Take Mile

A visit to the Sebastian Stormwater Park on 8/8/2020 was opportunity to see an unfortunate array of invasive pest plants, mega-weeds.  Seeing the proverbial silver lining, Karen Schuster (Class of 2007) remarked that property could have "grown homes". This 163…

Weeds of Wednesday: Invasive Plants Intact after Irma

Wish that I could say that Hurricane Irma damaged the invasive pest plants at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) significantly. Yes, some Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolia) is scorched by salt and wind as are exposed oaks and even mangroves. Many…

Throwback Thursday: Ferns of ORCA

Florida has been called the "land of flowers". Even more properly could it be called the "land of ferns". John Kunkel Small, 1931, Ferns of Florida In 2000 not long after the Herb Kale Nature Trail at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation…