1-1-2018 Happy New Year Walk at ORCA

Despite dismal weather and some sputters of rain that caused a few folks to turn back, a group of us made it to the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) Observation Tower on 1-1-2018. Gorgeous Gwen poses center in the midst…

Throwback Thelpyteris Thursday: Southern Shield Fern

Southern shield fern and widespread maiden fern are the names favored by Dr. Richard Wunderlin, the University of South Florida botanist responsible for the Florida Plant Atlas, for the fern pictured above,¬†Thelpteris kunthii. Other common names abound, including Kunth's maiden…