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Sea stars, Sea cucumbers, Sea urchins and more…

ecinoderm

Invert Trivia: What group of invertebrate species shares these three distinctive features? 1) A body with five-part symmetry; 2) an internal skeleton made of calcium carbonate; and 3) a water vascular system of fluid-filled vessels that manifests to… Read More

Hurricane-damaged tree assessment–remove the tree or attempt restoration–that is the question

By Ralph E. Mitchell The roof is fine, you have fixed the leaning fence and the floods have receded. Your landscape is in a relative mess, but your trees are giving you some real concerns. Can you make… Read More

Natal plums – fragrant blooms, tasty fruit

By Ralph E. Mitchell I often wander through our Demonstration Garden at the East Port Environmental Campus on Harbor View Road in Port Charlotte to see what is blooming, producing fruit, or has a pest infestation. Our Natal… Read More