Panther Island Adventures!

Panther Island is 2,800 acres of restored wetland and upland habitats situated in the northwest corner of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary's 13,000 acres. It is home to numerous plants and animals including the Florida panther and the iconic wood stork.
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Swamp Rule #2: Be tenacious!

Today I am working in an area that was once heavily infested with Peruvian primrose willow. I have heard numerous people say you can't remove it with just herbicide...I beg to differ! Timing and being TENACIOUS are two things essential to eradicate this invasive with just herbicide (no mowing or fire). Now to get rid of the Brazilian pepper trying to take over the battlefield where that hard fought battle was won! Keep in mind we are trying to win the war against invasives and an occasional battle will be lost along the way. But tenacity can will see me through.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Swamp Rule #1: Check herbicide lids!

So sometimes in my excitement or spraying groove I forget to check and make sure the lid to my herbicide sprayer of the day is secure. No big deal right?! WRONG! You end with herbicide with blue indicator dye in it splashed down your back when you do this! It makes you look like you waged war with the Smurf village and there was lots of life lost...on their end.