Pelican Posts

Fifth Transforming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future Conference

Learn to enhance your yard with native plants with advice from expert speakers and local environmental organizations at the 5th Transforming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future Conference on January 20, 2024, at theEmerson Center 1590 27th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL. Native plants will be offered for sale. Tickets are $25 per person and includes a…

Finally, Some Hope To Save Our Manatees, Fishes, and Birds

Previous Hoots have sounded the alarm that we need to support improving our Indian River Lagoon (IRL), St. Sebastian River, and our manatees, fishes, and birds. Finally, there is some recent positive efforts by Gov. DeSantis who, on January 10, 2023, issued an Executive Order Number 23-06 recommitting to make our Lagoon and Everglades a priority…

January 2023 Birds Need Plants Photo Contest

Birds have evolved into such unique diversity in every ecological niche. Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers are the only woodpeckers that drill shallow holes through the cambium layer or inner bark of trees, tapping the plant tissues (xylem and phloem), which conduct water, nutrients, and sap that oozes out of the holes.

December 2022 Birds Need Plants Photo Contest

How exciting to spot a Ruby-throated Hummingbird flying into the tree, then find its tiny nest in the making on a branch overhanging the water. Then return week after week to see the full nesting/developmental process. Alice Horst captured it all! 


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