Winter 2013 Project Highlights

So what do you do up there? It’s a question we get often enough. This winter interns were busy, working on a number of projects.

Kristine was running around the reserve and neighboring properties completing an ongoing camera trap project for publication.

Kristine was running around the reserve and neighboring properties, improving the methodology and rigor of  our ongoing camera trap project. She also cared for the newest additions to the reserve, our chickens!

After designing and planting cacao plots for the reserve, Vanessa built a super sleek worm bin.

After designing and planting cacao plots for the reserve, Vanessa built a super sleek worm bin.

Jess built three bat boxes to attract our flying friends, who will help as a natural pest managers and their nutrient rich waste can be used in the gardens.

Jess constructed bat boxes to attract our flying friends, increasing biodiversity in the production zone and welcoming these natural pest managers. Their nutrient rich waste can also be used in the gardens.

Maddy was out in the thick of things, doing bed surveys to figure out just what kind of creatures are out there under all that leaf litter.

Maddy was out in the thick of things, doing vegetation surveys to figure out just what kind of creatures are out there under all that leaf litter. In case you couldn’t tell, she loves frogs.

Along with leading the Swale Revolution, Alya hiked our entire trail system surveying orchids and bromeliads.  She was beloved by many a forest creature,  as is evident above.

Along with leading the Swale Revolution, Alya hiked our entire trail system surveying orchids and bromeliads. She was beloved by many a forest creature, as is evident above.

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