Florida Master Naturalist Class Underway

Florida Master Naturalist Class Underway

Yesterday was the first day of my final series of classes to complete the Florida Master Naturalist Program.   To obtain this certification three modules must be completed.  I have completed Coastal Systems, Wetlands and now working on the Uplands Module.  I know the least about the uplands and learned a lot the first day.  I am looking forward to the remaining five classes which meet all day every Saturday for five weeks.  My final project for this class will include an Uplands Plant Field Guide.  Here is a sample of plants from day 1, now I need to i.d. each plant.  I look forward to letting you know when I have officially completed this certfication.
Brian Holaway

I have been a Shelling Guide to Cayo Costa State Park since 1995. Many people know me as the Shelling Guide and Captain with Captiva Cruises over the past 20 years. In 2016 I began solely offering private small boat charters to the islands of Pine Island Sound including Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Pine Island and North Captiva. I am a certified Florida Master Naturalist, licensed USCG Captain, avocational photographer, seashell enthusiast and passionate about the history, people and culture of Southwest Florida, especially Cayo Costa. I volunteer as a member of Friends of Cayo Costa State Park and have great respect for the heritage of Cayo Costa. My goal is to provide guests with an overall experience and appreciation for the waters, islands, shells, plants, marine life, wildlife, history and people of this unique area of Southwest Florida.

  • gpc
    Posted at 13:49h, 04 March

    How cool — I am envious but I also admire your ability to do the hard work involved. Great photos, and I don't know what a single one of those plants is!

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 15:02h, 04 March

    What an interesting program. All that knowledge must really be useful in your capacity as a guide as well. Your trip clients will really benefit from that. I can't wait for our next trip out with you!

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 15:06h, 04 March

    I look forward to our next as well. I plan on knocking a couple of checkmarks off your bucket list on our next trip.