For many, 2020 has not been a fantastic year. I too share the feelings of isolation, loneliness, and loss. However, as an eternal optimist, I always try to find a positive in a seemingly negative situation. Despite the… Read More
At the beginning of August 2020, a new snail was collected in Miami-Dade County. It was identified as the horntail snail, Macrochlamyis indica. It is native from Bangladesh and India. The snail is a high-risk pest because it feeds on a… Read More
All of sudden it became clear, and, sometimes we need reminding in the most unusual of ways. My garden reminded me of a few life lessons this past month.
Nearly two weeks after thousands of fish washed up throughout areas of Miami-Dade County, the low dissolved oxygen-driven fish kill event seems to be over. Dissolved oxygen (DO) levels throughout the Bay have stabilized, and the large… Read More
Events over the weekend throughout Biscayne Bay brought some sparks of hope. The Pelican Harbor Seabird Station (PHSS) took it upon themselves to purchase their own sump pump, to add to the aerators working in their basin area…. Read More
Day two of the Pelican Harbor fish kill & stranding event, day four of the fish kills throughout Biscayne Bay. At this point, more than 30 locations have reported sightings of fish kills, from Key Biscayne at the… Read More
Following reports of fish kills in Biscayne Bay earlier this week, this morning the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station reported a strange sight: a large aggregation of Atlantic stingrays along the shallow edge of the bank on the north… Read More
On August 7, 1789, Congress approved an Act for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers (lighthousefoundation.org). Two hundred years later, Congress passed a resolution designating August 7th National Lighthouse Day. Why is this… Read More
Every consecutive last Wednesday and Thursday in July marks Lobster Mini-Season, or “sport” season. This period permits recreational fishers to harvest lobster, and takes place a week or so before the opening of regular season. While there have… Read More
From Formal to Cottage to Tropical, the list goes on and on, to … never thought about it. With so many garden trends to choose from, have you ever thought about your garden style?