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Atalas Abound

The atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala), once thought to be extinct, has expanded its range likely due the increased use/transport of its larval host plant, coontie (Zamia integrifolia), in landscaping, rearing/releases at Disney Wabasso Beach, and warming temperatures. The photo above…

Terrific teabush

Teabush (Melochia tomentosa) also is called woolly pyramidflowerand broomweed. It caught the attention of everyone who visited the yard of Tom Brown on June 18, 2021. Tom reported that it attracts a bevy of bees, butterflies, and other pollinators including…

Blue Eye Blue

Chapter VP & Auctioneer Carol Thomas shared this photo of narrowleaf blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium). Location: Empty lot north of the Hospice House on the south side of 37th Street. The clumping perennial is not a grass but a member…