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BURMESE PYTHONS IN YOUR BACKYARD

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

BY DR. RUSCENA WIEDERHOLT WHAT’S TALLER THAN A GIRAFFE, WEIGHS UP TO 200 POUNDS, & CAN SWALLOW DEER IN A SINGLE GULP? YOU GUESSED IT, THE NOTORIOUS INVADERS OF SOUTH FLORIDA… Nary a cocktail party passes when a stranger, learning of my job, doesn’t ask about pythons. These giant snakes have captured our horror and … Read More

2019 INTERN BLOG SERIES – WEEK 5

Monday, June 24, 2019

  We began our week driving up to West Palm Beach to have lunch with board member Nancy Marshall. Now that we’re in our fifth week, our projects are really starting to come together and we were excited to share our experiences and projects with Mrs. Marshall in between bites of burgers and fries. Luis, … Read More

2019 INTERN BLOG SERIES – WEEK 4

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

We’ve concluded our fourth week and are halfway through the John Marshall Everglades Internship! This week we focused heavily on advancing our individual projects, and on Thursday, we attended a South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board monthly meeting which focused on Everglades restoration projects. We were given the opportunity to deliver a brief … Read More

2019 INTERN BLOG SERIES – WEEK 3

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Three weeks have come and gone, but not without several whimsical adventures! This past Monday and Tuesday were a blur of meetings, project work, and planning for our multi-destination expedition on Wednesday. During our expedition, we visited the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge – a name that has become familiar to us in … Read More

2019 INTERN BLOG SERIES – WEEK 2

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Due to the Memorial Day weekend, we began our week on Tuesday with internship headshots and an Everglades 101 discussion led by Dr. Kristie Wendelberger. During the discussion, we took a deeper look at the causes of Everglades degradation and how the Foundation works to protect and restore it. In particular, I was drawn to … Read More