What is a Public Use Intern?

I suppose some of you may be wondering what it is exactly that I’m doing here in Florida. Well, here are a few pictures: Sometimes I get to help out at festivals, which… Continue reading

Defecating River Otter “Made My Day.”

Defecating River Otter “Made My Day” Says Young Woman Merritt Island NWR, FL—Friday, February 10, 2012: a day that will live in infamy. Well, at least to one young woman. It was on… Continue reading

Cinammon Teal in Florida!

There has been a Cinnamon Teal at MINWR for the past few days now, and no one really knows what it’s doing here. Cinnamon Teal are normally found in the western part of… Continue reading

And we are go for launch

One of the perks of living on Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is that NASA shoots up rockets in your backyard. Tonight I went out and watched the launching of the Atlas V… Continue reading

A Trip to Viera Wetlands

It seems like every other day I hear someone talking about all the great birds they see at Viera, so today we finally went. Though we missed the Crested Caracara and the Black-bellied… Continue reading

“All the best stories are about love.”

Red River Gorge, Kentucky, November 2011 Baltimore, Maryland, June 2011 “That which I have learned I leave as my legacy. Close all gates behind yourself. Every generation should have its own Bible. The… Continue reading

A Day At the Beach

Sit. Damp sand. Watch waves roll. Wind pulls the ear. Listen, it says, feel me. Sun at my back, warm, bright. Shorebirds scurry, fast fast probe, take flight. Beyond the waves dolphins flash,… Continue reading

You learn something new every day…

“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you always will.”  — Vernon Howard   They say you learn something new every day. Well, on Sunday my something… Continue reading

Greetings from Sunny Florida!

Currently, I am residing in Florida, on the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. I live in the bunkhouse on the refuge, sharing space with four other people. It is a great building, only… Continue reading