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Pitcher plants trap and eat insects.

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A monarch butterfly in DC.

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Ecological restoration in progress—but why?

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Asclepias welshii, a species of milkweed native to Arizona and Utah, in situ.

 

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An elegant sun catch at an outdoor café. Photo by Robert Brown.

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Considering the lines stretching around the block ten years ago to witness one of nature’s masterpieces, you might want to arrive early when the National Botanic Garden opens its doors. Trained botanists, tropical ecologists, and naturalists must queue...

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This unique member of the mint family (Lamiaceae) is found only in Indian River and St. Lucie County.  It is a short-lived perennial with showy pink flowers that bloom in the fall that are pollinated by bees.  Lakela’s Mint is one of six species of...

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The results of last month's annual Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge Bird Survey indicate that birds may colonize reforested areas much faster than experts had predicted. This year's surveyors spotted all five of the common native forest birds and...

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Be afraid (but don't panic).

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