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Pollinators and their Favorite Plants

In Florida, 80 per cent of our food crops depend on pollination by insects, birds and bats to produce seeds and fruits as well as to promote the growth of plants and trees. In natural settings, pollinators are essential to produce the superstars of our forests and wetlands – our many eye-catching wildflowers.

Spooky Stories from the CREW Trails

September passes and October slowly creaks along toward the season when we observe the shortening of days with pumpkin patches, delicious goodies and general spookiness. Somehow, the mood of the season enhances even the most commonplace hike at CREW. 

Controlling invasives with biology at CREW

In a recent post, you read about what invasive species are and how they threaten natural species and habitats. But how do we control and/or try to eliminate those invasive species on CREW lands? It’s not practical to try to pull them all up by hand.

What’s so invasive about that plant?

When you visit the CREW lands you’ll come across invasive plant species, and whether you’re aware of them or not, they’re there! Some invasive species are beautiful, like the caesar weed, and you might find yourself wondering why the land managers have it out for them. What could a few plants possibly do to impact the broader ecosystem? 

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