Carson Mitchell

December 30, 2019

Take a First Day Hike!

I start every year with a First Day Hike. In my household, hiking on January 1st has become a tradition. In 2017, we strolled our local […]
December 19, 2019

Notes from the Field: Parting Words for a Threatened Natural World

My final Florida Master Naturalist Program course is coming to a close. As we cheer for our fellow graduates and hug goodbye, I reflect on what […]
December 3, 2019

Notes from the Field: Tate’s Hell State Forest

I am standing on thousand-year-old dunes. They are the ancient remnants of mountains formed of salty, wind-swept sand. Today, these dunes are now scrub and flatwood […]
November 25, 2019

Notes from the Field: Bear Creek Educational Forest

I’m a big fan of butterflies and pretty much all pollinating, six-legged creatures. At Bear Creek Educational Forest, I was in for a treat. My Florida […]