Dr. Brett Jestrow Visits the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve (Eleuthera Island)

Monday, January 16, 2012

As part of the activities to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the publication of the Flora of the Bahama Archipelago (written by Donovan Correll and Helen Correll in 1982 under the sponsorship of Fairchild), Dr. Brett Jestrow and Dr. Ethan Freid (botanist of the Bahamas National Trust) made a joint trip to the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve (Eleuthera Island) (January 20 - 23). During this visit arrangements were made for a joint plant hunting expedition that will take place this Spring. This expedition will involve botanists from LLNPP, the Bahamas National Trust, and Fairchild and aim to enrich the living collections of Caribbean/Bahamian endemics of these institutes. Mark Daniels from the LLNPP hosted Brett and Ethan during this visit. Images from the LLNPP: Top right (the Bahamian endemic Chromolaena lucayan a (Asteraceae)), bottom left (Encyclia altissima (Orchidaceae)), and bottom right (view of the preserve pond).