A rare midweek holiday – July 4th – allowed me to pay an early morning visit to the Demonstration Garden at the University of Florida’s IFAS facility outside of Ft. Pierce in a quest to find insects and other small critters for my bug program currently in production. What I remembered as a beautiful walk through native plants and their habitats from a few years ago is now an overgrown morass of invasive exotics with native plants struggling to survive. […]
The Crater | Port of Fort Pierce | Florida A mysterious water-filled crater dug out by the nearby excavator brings all sorts of ideas to the imagination in this scene from along the waterfront in the Port of Fort Pierce – uncovering hidden treasure, an alien spacecraft, or perhaps the entrance to a hidden world. Most likely just some utility work left hanging for the weekend.
A variety of insects were enjoying the sunny morning in the Teaching Garden of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) research center in Ft. Pierce, Florida. Hawaiian Stripe Bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris vittata) Dragonfly basking in the Sun. Bees everywhere attracted to the myriad flowers. White Peacock butterfly (Anartia jatrophae) A knife-edge view of the White Peacock butterfly. A hasty shot resulting in a rather blurry White Peacock depositing a little orange egg on a leaf.
Categories: Nature • Tags: Anartia jatrophae, Bambusa vulgaris vittata, bees, butterfly, Dragonfly, Florida, Ft. Pierce, Hawaiian Stripe Bamboo, IFAS, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, St. Lucie County, Teaching Garden, UF, University of Florida, White Peacock
A collection of images from the last week of August 2014. The St. Lucie Rocks on Gilbert’s Bar in Martin County, Florida. The view southward from the Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge. Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge built in 1876 and closed in 1945. “On March 19, 1875, the Secretary of the Treasury leaned from William H. Hunt of Dade County, Fl., for a period of 20 years a piece of land at Saint Lucie Rocks known and designated as […]
Categories: Scenery • Tags: Cormorant, Fish Hawk, Florida, Ft. Pierce, Ft. Pierce Inlet, Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge, Great Egret, Indian River County, Indian River Lagoon, Martin County, Osprey, St. Lucie County, St. Lucie Inlet, St. Lucie Rocks, Stuart, sunset, U.S. Coast Guard