As soon as they could, volunteers from the Coccoloba Chapter joined park staff to rescue endangered Tillandsias from the downed trees.
Other endangered plants seen in this photo are Polygala lewtonii (Lewton’s Polygala), and Stylisma abdita (Showy Dawnflower).
All plants and seeds will be used for nearby restoration projects on public lands.
After recovering for a few months from the stress of removal, all plants will be planted at nearby public lands as part of their Sandhill restoration projects.
Author/photos: FNPS Conservation Committee