Pick me up at the beach when you’re done

The final field trip of the class was to Lover’s Key in Bonita Springs.  Lover’s Key is one of four islands – Black Key, Inner Key, Long Key, and Lover’s Key – that are connected by various bridges.  Lover’s Key is a barrier island, which is an island that runs adjacent to coast and protects… Continue reading Pick me up at the beach when you’re done

A Trip into the Land of Inspirational Quotes

Today’s field trip was to the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve.  For those of you who don’t know, a slough is an interconnection of two rivers, which often causes a swamp-like area.  The water in the slough is slow moving because the area of Southwest Florida is flat.  During the dry season that is virtually… Continue reading A Trip into the Land of Inspirational Quotes

The Ninja Mosquitos and other stories from the FGCU Nature Trail

In Wednesday’s class we talked about our ecological footprint and the impact that we have on the environment individually.  I’ve learned about my carbon footprint from another class, but was interested to see how my ecological footprint stacked up.  I took a quiz online to see how many Earths it would take to support my… Continue reading The Ninja Mosquitos and other stories from the FGCU Nature Trail