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Florida’s Arbor Day, a Time to Celebrate Trees

Large tree in field with line of trees in background

  I’ve always enjoyed trees in one way or another – climbing them as a kid, eating their fruits, using them to build tree houses, etc. As an adult, I still enjoy and appreciate trees… Read More

Odd Looking Caterpillar Becomes Beautiful Swallowtail Butterfly

Yellow giant swallowtail butterfly on pink phlox

One of the things to do while stuck at home due to COVID-19 restrictions, is to look for caterpillars and butterflies in your landscape. I’ve noticed giant swallowtail butterflies (Papilio cresphontes) a little early this… Read More

The Virus was First Discovered in Plants

Tobacco mosaic virus on tomato leaf

Did you know that the first virus discovered was in plants, not in humans? As early as 1857, tobacco farmers in the Netherlands recognized a new disease of tobacco. It wasn’t called a virus at… Read More