Wildflower Wednesday


Tickseed – Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge – June 2015


Southern Beesblossom – Merritt Island National WIldlife Refuge – June 2015

“The destruction of these works of ages is one of several major crimes in the Commonwealth of Florida.” John K. Small 1927

John Kunkel Small was a naturalist active in Florida in the 1910’s and 1920’s. He was witness to the habitat destruction being done in Florida during that era. The above quote is only part of a much larger rant. Maybe 200 years ago habitat destruction was understandable, but 100 years ago we knew better – much as we do today. Doesn’t seem to matter.

Quote found in The Florida of John Kunkel Small – Danial F. Austin, Anita F. Cholewa, Rita B. Lassiter, and Bruce F. Hansen