Luckily, the previous day’s 42 degrees had passed, allowing us to start 2019 with a good session focusing on Trad and Japanese Honeysuckle.
Mike put his trusty rake to good effect and other team members filled up several bags of the green weeds.
Raking it in
In wildlife sightings, Mike spotted a juvenile Eastern Water Dragon, while Linda also spotted a Blue Eyed Lacewing during the month.
Juvenile Eastern Water Dragon Blue Eyed Lacewing
Liz was able to capture some great photos of the reserve’s smaller residents. These included the Pleasing Fungus Beetle, which “because of their cryptic habits they are rarely seen except by the dedicated mushroom hunter and entomologists.” (University of Florida)
Pleasing Fungus Beetle Seed bug nymphs Family Lygaeidae
Pittosporum leaf beetle Amanita mushroom
Metallic jewel bug