Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Uziel was born and raised in Maywood, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago and recieved a Bachelor of Science in Biology. This was where his interest in the animal field began. From there he took internships at Cosley Zoo, Brookfield Zoo and volunteered at Willowbrook Wildlife Center. One of his favorite animals, that he's worked with thus far, are kangaroos. Uziel's animal dream would be to work with jaguars. At the moment he wants to continue working in the animal field and is open to where his future may lead him. Outside of working with a diverse group of animals he enjoys scuba diving, going to the beach and any other outdoor activities. At home he's got a sulcata tortoise, two sun conures, a peacock and miniture pincher.
Danielle was born in Japan but raised in Lake Worth, Florida. She is part of a navy family and was moved out of Japan when she was six months old. Danielle recieved her Bachelor of Science at the University of Florida in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. Her internships include sea turtle work in North Carolina and Juno Beach and has had the opportunity to work with manatees at Crystal River in Ocala. She would love to work with medium to large sized mammals and stay in the realm of conservation work. Danielle is interested in creating crafts out of recycled items, a regular wiz in transforming trash into treasure. Other interests include spending time with her dog, reading, and drawing. Her pets include two dogs and two lovebirds.
They both are looking forward to working with RSCF and seeing where their paths will go from here on out.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
How To Compost
Red Worm Composting
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Candidates must be fit, able to lift 50 lbs and have a working knowledge of basic farm equipment (ATV, tractors, etc.).
Hours: 20-30/week. Wage: $10.50/hr
Send inquiries, resume and contact information to:
RSCF is located in Loxahatchee, Fl. www.rarespecies.org
Monday, October 4, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
This is a video of our large male iguana, Sammie, chowing down on his lunch. During the warmer months their appetite greatly increases compared to the winter time.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
This is our female red-browed amazon parrot that goes by "Bow Wow Bird." Here's a little clip of her making a trilling sound and saying her name. While she also gives kisses to the camera.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
One of the biggest weeds we tackle is Cesar's weed. It is native, however when it starts blooming it can shoot out to higher than 6 feet and take over the landscape. In the beginning of the following video we have our intern, Neil, hacking some pesky weeds down.
Lead keeper, Rose, gives a little synopsis on Brazilian pepper. An invasive plant sometimes confused with native holly. This species of tree produces a dense canopy that shades native plants from access to the sun. They are usually found in warmer climates and do not fare well in cold regions.
Finally, David shows us a little sneak peek on the invasive plant Ligodium. This vine usually starts at the base of a tree and begins growing upward. Without being tackled it will grow out towards nearby plants strangling them and stealing all their nutrients.
The best way to kill invasive species is by pulling them out, making sure to get the root. Hang them somewhere upside down so the roots cannot reach soil and regrow. However, with Ligodium, since it becomes such a tight knit knot of a vine, it's best to spray it with herbicide.
Make sure to check out which invasive plants may be in your backyard that you can maintain and prevent from spreading. Let's try to keep Florida's plant and wildlife as native as possible!!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
We also have some new and returning staff members on our team. Neil Grossman, who was our summer intern last year, is back for the month of July. We're happy to have him and put him to work immediately!
We also have welcomed Tony Sheets, our new Director of Operations. He will be managing our 30 acre facility, which will be a BIG help. Tony is from Daytona Beach, and has been a volunteer with RSCF over the past few years, helping out with our overseas program on Dominica and lending a hand on the farm whenever he could. We are very happy to have him as a permanent addition to the staff! Tony will be residing on-site, so we welcome him to his new home!
Here are a few pictures of what we've been up to, many more to come!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Besides Facebook, Mico also has his own on-line retail store hosted by Zazzle. Here you can find T-Shirts and sweatshirts, notecards, even a scateboard all with Mico's image! He even has his own postage stamp! RSCF recieves a portion of every sale, so please visit the store--you'll find great one-of-a-kind gifts and support RSCF's wildlife conservation programs while you shop!
We also have a new addition to our bongo herd. Last month a new baby was born with a very unusual stripe pattern near his rear. This squiggly line has earned him the name "Doodle". He's a very fiesty young bull and already running with the big boys.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Create a personalized gift at Zazzle.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
So, we need to name this guy! Submit your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll pick a winner and let you know!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The night was so fun! Christen Mason of Busch Wildlife Sanctuary joined us with education animals from their rehabilitation facility. The crested caracara and barn owl were huge hits with the guests. Another special guest was best-selling author Tami Hoag. She signed her new book, Deeper than the Dead, and donated 100% of book sales that night to RSCF!
Over 250 guests attended the event, which raised much needed funds for RSCF's wildlife conservation programs. Take a look at our slide show of images...As you can see, we all had a wonderful evening!