Monthly Archives: April 2015

Sparrow Team in Flight

Not only does today mark exactly one month since my arrival in south Florida, it’s also the day of my first helicopter ride ever!

We had originally planned to fly to Population A on Friday.  We were buckled up and fully decked out in our Nomex flight suits, gloves, leather boots, and helmets when the […]

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Prairie Fire

Prairie Fire
By Tom Virzi
Fire is a natural and important element in the south Florida prairies where we are studying both the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow and the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow. Under natural conditions, fires started by lightning strikes occur relatively frequently during the early part of the rainy season. They perform an important ecosystem function by […]

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Early Morning Routine

Early Morning Routine
By Tom Virzi
 

Ever wonder what a typical field day in the Everglades looks like? It starts with silhouetted trees against a pre-dawn sky in the Everglades National Park visitor’s center parking lot, our meeting place to drive together to our field sites out in the marl prairies. The beginning of the field season […]

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