Back to the Seepage Swamp | Finding Bartonia texana

View this post on Instagram The very diminutive Bartonia texana, Texas screwstem (G2/S2S3 in Texas, S1 in Louisiana). Chris has been far more into the research of this plant because it’s been on his goal list to find the last several years. B. texana is very habitat specific occurring in the baygall seepage swamps of […]

Nature, Wild Florida, and Taking it Slow on the Florida Trail | Keith Curry-Pochy

View this post on Instagram First time finding a pine lily in Alachua county and we found a half dozen! This state threatened, fire dependent species is found in flatwoods and prairies in the Southeast US. This is my favorite flower and a treat to find close to home. #pinelily A post shared by Keith […]

Sand Scrub, Dry Prairies, and Cypress Swamps: A Convergence of South Florida Ecosystems | Stephanie Dunn

View this post on Instagram Here’s another neat looking Polygala species, Drumheads (Polygala cruciata)! Can you see those tiny, tubular shapes? The ones in the middle of those petal-like showy, deep pink bracts? Those are the actual flowers! Keep an eye out for these blooms when exploring open, moist-soil habitats. They grow near the ground […]

Botanical Biodiversity in Florida’s Big Bend | Lilly Anderson-Messec

View this post on Instagram One of my favorite milkweed species is having a real banner year. Large-Flowered Milkweed / Asclepias connivens is not easy to miss, despite its muted coloration. The large, 1inch wide blooms are fairly easy to spot, even in the grassy, wet prairies where they are found. The pale green, comically […]

Exploring The Big Thicket

Show Notes: Watson Preserve Geraldine Watson via Texas Legacy Geraldine Watson’s obituary Geraldine Watson article in Texas Parks and Wildife, April 2012 Zebra Swallowtail Caterpillar — my blog post of the one we found

Ep. 5-7: Phoebes Birding – Birds, Nature, and Native Plants | Eliana Ardila Ardila

Music: “New Day” by Lee Rosevere Show Notes: +Phoebes Birding +@phoebesbirding on Instagram +Phoebes Birding on Facebook +@birdingbybus on Instagram +Phoebe Snetsinger write-up via Audubon +World’s Longest Migration Found–2X Longer Than Thought via National Geographic +Birding By Bus on the ABA podcast +Project PetSnip

Ep. 5-6: Slow Nature, Tiny Explorations, and Ecology as Art | Kate Dolamore

View this post on Instagram Indian Pipes popping out! I saw them in Maine in July, but now it's the season to see them in Florida. A post shared by Kate Dolamore (@thelittlenuthatch) on Nov 18, 2019 at 3:10pm PST Music: “New Day” by Lee Rosevere Show Notes: +Kate Dolamore Art +@thelittlenuthatch on Instagram

Ep. 5-3: The Botanical Hikers

This is a special episode in which I’m broadcasting a cross over episode from my second podcast, Orange Blaze: A Florida Trail Podcast. My guests for the episode are Heather Housekeeper and Scott Weis, 2019 Florida Trail thru-hikers. Heather is a certified herbalist and Scott is a musician, and together they have hiked several trails […]

Ep. 5-2: The Urban Prairie – Tandy Hills Natural Area

Today’s episode features Don and Debora Young, founders of the Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area. Don and Debora have been spreading the word about this amazing remnant prairie in east Fort Worth for several decades and when oil and gas exploration activity came to Fort Worth, they wanted to do something to protect this […]

Summer Encore: Humane Gardening | Nancy Lawson

Writer and gardener Nancy Lawson takes gardening for wildlife to the next level. After first encountering her book via my library system’s digital lending services, I have since fallen for the way Nancy writes about wildlife and their interactions in our garden and in our lives. She frequently touches on points that create those ‘aha’ […]