Meet the Natives: Rattlesnake Master

rattlesnake master

The rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium) is a sun-loving, native wildflower that can thrive in a variety of soil types and conditions. It can be found throughout the eastern U.S. The species epithet yuccifolium,…

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Gardening for Native Bees

southern carpenter bee on climbing aster

Southern carpenter bee (Xylocopa micans) on climbing aster (Aster carolinians) Did you know Florida is home to over 300 species of native bees? These include bumble bees, sweat bees, leafcutter…

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How to Plant a Butterfly Garden

Want to attract butterflies to your garden? SCCF’s Native Landscapes & Garden Center created a helpful guide to get you started! Butterflies are not only beautiful to look at, but…

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A Native Beauty that Bites Back

Spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata) is a perennial herb found in swamps, marshes, and freshwater wetlands throughout most of Florida. The flowering stalks that emerge in early spring are topped…

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Wines in the Wild a Glowing Success!

SCCF’s 14th annual Wines in the Wild was a huge success! A sold-out crowd attended the Nov. 17 event presented by Bank of the Islands at the Bailey Homestead Preserve.…

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