Biking Tips from Ralph Monti

Biking Tips from Ralph Monti

Bicycling and Sharing The Legacy TrailBicycle and pedestrian trail networks continue to grow in Florida. Indeed, they’re a wonderful respite for pedestrians and bicyclists looking for a safe, recreational environment. Sarasota is blessed to have The Legacy Trail, whose popularity increases every year. Trails, while safer than streets, are not without their risks or hazards. …

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Butterflies from Beverly Bowen

Butterflies from Beverly Bowen

Anartia jatrophae – White PeacockFamily: Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae) Subfamily: True BrushfootsWing span: 2 – 2 3/4 inchesLarval plants: – Water hyssop (Bacopa), Fogfruit, RuelliaEggs are pale yellow, laid on various host plants including ruellia and water hyssop. Caterpillars are black and spiny, with silver spots. Chrysalis green, darkening with age.Flight: Throughout the year. We sometimes take them for granted but most …

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