A New Adventure on South Padre Island


I've been a little MIA lately on iNaturalist since I've recently taken a new position as the Naturalist Educator at the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. I'm now starting my second week here. As much as I'm going to miss some of the birds and butterflies back on the mainland, I'm really looking forward to all the new possibilities that will open up as I explore the coastal habitats of the area. I currently do not own suitable camera equipment, nor do I have an internet connection outside of work, but that will all come soon enough (as soon as I finish paying off all my bills from moving). As of now I'm restricted to using my phone to record observations. I'm also happy to say that I will be starting an iNaturalist project for the SPI Birding and Nature Center site and possibly starting a couple of others to study species diversity on the island. I already have a couple of ideas to expand habitat at the center and draw in some more wildlife. If any of my iNaturalist friends are ever on the island don't hesitate to get in touch with me!

I'm already working on my tan and eating lots of ceviche!
Javi Gonzalez

Posted on 18 July, 2016 17:16 by javigonz javigonz


Great, Javi! Congrats on the new position and hope it works out really well for you!

Posted by greglasley almost 8 years ago

Nice, good luck! I'll miss your Edinburg butterfly posts, but good stuff shows up at SPI as well!

Posted by hydaticus almost 8 years ago

Congratulations, Javi! Hopefully I'll run into you next time I'm over there!

Posted by bcfl14 almost 8 years ago

Awesome! Wishing you the best of luck -- and looking forward to lots more observations from your students too. :)

Posted by sambiology almost 8 years ago

Thank you guys! :)

Posted by javigonz almost 8 years ago

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