Working in environmental conservation on the Gulf Coast has allowed me to immerse in some amazing experiences and locations. From sea turtle and indigo snake research to prescribed burns and water quality monitoring, these projects are helping to restore and shape the ecosystems of SWFL.
*Photos taken as part of research permits and with supervision, following all rules and regulations
For my master’s thesis I worked on Mountain Pygmy-possums (Burramys parvus) in the Australian Alps. Researching the predators and competitors that lived with the possums 24 million years ago, the hope was to be able to translocation them back to their ancient temperate rainforest habitat to prevent their extinction from climate change. Other than fossil digs and statistics, I highlighted the work being done in the field to study the current population dynamics. These are a few of the photos.
What’s a better way to spend your honeymoon than in a car? To celebrate our marriage and 10 years of being together, my husband and I drove across the USA, from Florida to Yellowstone and back, driving almost 7,000 miles. We looped through the US in our little hatchback – seeing bears and snow for the fist time, being chased by a dusky grouse, enjoying the cities and the wilderness that make this country so diverse – the photos only convey a little of the magic.