Queen butterflies on Aquatic milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) by Mary Keim

Field trip to Tosohatchee WMA

Join us as we explore the Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area with local naturalists Mary Keim and Randy Snyder. We will meet in the parking lot just past the pay station. From there, we will caravan along Powerline Road and Fish Hole Road, making several stops to take in the wildflowers, butterflies, birds and beautiful scenery.

White twinevine (Sarcostemma clausum) by Bob Peterson (CC BY 2.0)

Flower Friday: White twinevine

White twinevine (Sarcostemma clausum) is an evergreen twining vine with large clusters of fragrant flowers. It is a larval host plant for Monarch, Queen and Soldier butterflies and an important nectar source for bees and wasps. Flowers typically bloom in summer and fall, but may bloom throughout the year. The plant occurs naturally in swamps, moist hammocks, coastal strands and wetland edges.

Protect Pollinators

Be in the know about pollinators More buzz about pollinators Resources for protecting pollinators 20 Easy-to-Grow Wildflowers This 24-page publication features 20 readily available Florida native wildflowers and how to use and care for them in landscapes. There is information on the bees and butterflies that they attract, too. Download a PDF or order an individual…

Research

Why do research? There is still much to learn about growing and managing wildflowers, which have important roles in keeping our natural ecosystems balanced and strong. With the occurrence of wildflowers waning throughout the world, it’s urgent that we discover the best methods of successfully growing, establishing and utilizing these valuable natural assets. Where the wildflowers…

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Member profile: Walter and Karin Taylor

You will find Walter and Karin Taylor at most Florida Wildflower Foundation and Florida Native Plant Society events, many times volunteering their time to speak to others or sit at information tables and promote wildflowers. They are longtime residents of Florida and experts on wildflowers, with Walter having authored numerous field guides that have become indispensable to Florida wildflower enthusiasts.