Cocoplum shrubs are everywhere in Southwest Florida, and the fruit is high in vitamin C.
Tasty trailside nibbles, cocoplums are often found near water. Click here for a cocoplum jam recipe.
Naples Botanical Garden Littoral Zone
Hundreds of windblown puffballs stuck to a stretch of fence along Palm Beach Boulevard suggest a truckload of pillows exploded in a vehicle crash nearby.
A closer look reveals a black seed within each puff.
After sharing Lynne Cherry’s The Great Kapok Tree and discussing rainforest conservation with third graders year after year, the new neighbor meets this Central American wonder in person.
Ceiba pentandra and Abrus precatorius