Tag Archive: Reminder

Daffodils: A Reminder of Spring

Few plants seem to signify the freshness of spring quite as well as daffodils. The name “daffodils” is derived from “addodell” a variant of Asphodel (a plant of the Asphodelus genus.) In historical documents and the common language of 16th century Europe, the term “daffodil” referred specifically to the wild daffodil, Narcissus pseudonarcissus.   Daffodil …

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Florida Snow! Nature’s Reminder to Enhance Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Even though adapted to weather extremes, these migratory American goldfinches (Spinus tristis) appreciated the food and cover provided in this backyard.  Photo by Judy Ludlow North Florida experienced a weather delight (or distress depending on your point of view!) this week in the form of freezing rain and snow!  The words “Florida” and “snow” are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/02/florida-snow-natures-reminder-to-enhance-backyard-wildlife-habitat/