This week I guided a USDA soil-survey team to a preserve owned by my local Audubon chapter. The preserve covers 270 acres in rural Palm City, Florida. USDA is conducting nationwide surveys of carbon sequestration in various soils, and chose our preserve for one survey.
The team dug several holes from which they collected samples. While the scientists played in the soil (“Chobee,” if anyone’s interested) I used the time to take some photos. They give you a good idea of what Florida looks like off the beaten path. (The top photo, taken from the road into the preserve, shows recent feral-hog damage. Where’s a Florida panther (scroll down) when you need one?)