February 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Everglades Wonder Gardens
27180 Old 41 Rd
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Zuliana Salerno

Biologist ~ Dennis Gardinia 

Orchids and Pythons in the Everglades

 A collaborative effort to restore rare and endangered native orchids and control introduced invasive species of python in SW Florida.
Bio: For nearly 30 years my career has focused on endangered species recovery and invasive species control.  I worked for the US Forest Service on the Caribbean National Forest and the Apalachicola National Forest and for the US Fish and Wildlife Service at St. Marks, Florida Panther and 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuges.  I was the Manager of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park and I have been the Everglades Region Biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission since 2007.