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Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

Florida – The Land of Flowers Ponce de Leon named Florida in 1512. “La Florida,” he called this land, Spanish for flowery, covered with flowers, or abounding in flowers. Yet our landscapes of today are mostly green masses… Read More

Florida Invaders

Did you know that our economy and natural environment are under siege by plant and animal invaders? Invasions of exotic (non-native) species cost Floridians over $500 million each year!  Our public lands, parks and preserves are very vulnerable… Read More

What’s So Bad About Invasive Plants?

As my colleague Lara pointed out on February 15th, this week is National Invasive Species Awareness Week. We’ll be teaching many classes (schedule at link above) around Pinellas County to help you learn about invasive plants. So why are invasive… Read More

What If You Have An Invasive Plant In Your Yard? Do You Know What To Do?

This year National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) runs from February 21-27th. If you’re not quite sure what an invasive species is, there is no better time than NISAW to find out! There are many definitions for invasive… Read More

Hummingbirds Arriving

The hummingbird fall migration has begun and when I saw my first hummingbird of the season it was feeding on one of its favorite plants – firebush. The ruby-throated hummingbird is the most common hummingbird in Florida and… Read More