Saturday, February 28, 2015

Figuring It Out

A lot of times, with a new volunteer position, it takes a while to get it all figured out. 

We finally feel like we’ve gotten the hang of things around here. 

We’ve been having our Wild Wednesday walks for several weeks now and are getting good turnouts.  There isn’t a lot of wildlife around here and there isn’t a lot of land to be wandering around on.  At least not what we are used to. 
Wild Wednesday Walk
Hermit Crab
Cuban Tree Frog
Big Horseshoe Crab

We’ve started the Rockin’ Refuge Rangers program.  We’ll be helping out with some of them and Mark will be leading a couple of these Saturday kids programs.  They will run through March.
Some classroom time before heading outside
Today's program was Insects
Finding insects on a field trip

We’re spending a lot of time cruising the island looking for new areas to take our Wild Wednesday walks.  We’re getting out and playing tourist.  And, we’re trying all the local restaurants.

Purple Gallinule
We haven’t done a 3 month stint in a while and have forgotten just how fast 3 months goes by.

There are no disc golf courses or flying fields but Mark has found a very large lot next to a church that’s big enough for him to fly one of his planes and throw a few discs around.  I’ve discovered the joys of buying yarn off the Internet!
Latest afghan
The weather has been awesome, certainly the best part of this gig.  Hopefully it won’t get too hot before our time to leave.



  1. Often with a three month assignment, by the time you figure everything out it's time to leave. Will you return?

    1. We've already lined up a gig in the Texas Hill Country for next year, so we won't be returning right away.

  2. Looks like you guys are having a good time and providing a good time for visitors. Enjoy!!

  3. Isn't it fun to develop your own programs? I'd have a lot of learning to do if I were there... what a great experience! (AND the weather being nice is a real plus!!!)