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Not a lout or a lummox, just a lubber

March 21, 2018

In early March, some residents of Charlotte County began seeing small, dark-colored grasshoppers in their landscapes. These are baby Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers which emerged earlier from the ground as they hatched out from last year's eggs. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Dark-colored Grasshoppers, Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers, Grasshopper, Hand-picking, Lubber, Non-chemical Control, Toxic
Water hemlock, Cicuta maculata

Q: I was walking along Egan’s Creek and saw a plant I thought was Queen Anne’s lace but my friend seems to think it is elderberry. Do you have any ideas?

July 18, 2017

A: It could have easily been elderberry but after looking over the site and sending photographs to the University of Florida, we determined the plant to most likely be a water hemlock. Water hemlock, Cicuta maculata, is the most violently toxic ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Toxic, Water Hemlock

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