Summer storms on the horizon

Since the field season has entered the summer months, we field technicians have met challenges that were quite rare in late March and early April. For example, this past week brought forth a series of rain events that were never a concern in the beginning of the field season. When we check our radar phone app at 5:00 in the morning and see strips of thick red, orange, and green blobs, we know that storms are on their way.

“I predict summer showers.”

More than three inches of rain fell on Everglades soil. The periphyton can only absorb so much before there is over-saturation, which soon leads to us sloshing through areas of deep water. Small divots in the ground