Posts by Jon Whiting

by Jon Whiting | Posted Friday, August 2, 2013

Well, the final week of my internship has come and gone.

A few of us went down to Bon Secour National Wildlife Reserve to try and catch a sea turtle hatching at one of their beach sites. To my dismay, they sensed I was coming to the area and waited to hatch until the day after I’d left.

by Jon Whiting | Posted Thursday, July 25, 2013
Weighing a captured bat

Weighing a captured bat. Thursday. Hour ‘til midnight. It’s warm. 76. Fahrenheit. Not Celsius. Probably implied though. We Americans are hipsters when it comes to our measurement of temperature. Anyways. 90% humidity.

by Jon Whiting | Posted Friday, July 19, 2013

First and foremost, I hate geese.

They are just terrible, god awful things. Last year they pooped all over my porch and attacked me during my morning jog on the regular.

But I’m not going to mention these vile creatures in this post. No sir.

I’m going to talk about their total opposites, waterfowlnesswise: Ducks. Lovely ducks.

by Jon Whiting | Posted Monday, July 8, 2013

Let me tell y’all about some wildlife right quick.

Mississippi, or as I like to call it “Sippiland,” is a state teeming with various species-of animal and human-that I’ve never before had the pleasure of meeting. Or displeasure, in reference to these irritating mosquitoes.

Jon Whiting

North Mississippi Refuges Complex

Jon Whiting's picture
  • Position Title
    Facilities Management/ Biology Intern
  • Field Site Name
    North Mississippi Refuges Complex
  • Hometown
    Richmond Hill, GA
  • School
    Georgia College & State University
  • Major
    Environmental Science
  • Dream Job
    Professional blogger
  • If I could pass a law…
    it would be to outlaw auto tune.
  • The person who inspires me post is…
    my father because of his commitment to make me the man I am today.
  • If I were a shape-shifter, I’d turn into…
    me. Or a zebra. I’m not going to explain why, just a zebra.
  • Most memorable outdoor moment
    running through the various types of mud at Tough Mudder in Georgia.
  • Favorite Song
    LES by Childish Gambino
  • Motto
    My name is my name.

What forces, events, or influences in your life inspired you to become a conservationist? The main reason on top of many others is that I like to help people. I may take the top spot for being an introvert, but when I can strive to make the efforts to indirectly or directly assist I go waist deep. Trying not to sound corny over here, but I don’t need a thanks or reward for doing it. It’s one of those things that warm my heart. Now I don’t have any specific influence or special events that brought about some epiphany, but the overview of it all comes from a need to make the world a better place. No matter how small the task I do seems to other people.

Staff Bloggers

Ann Pedtke
New York City
See posts by Ann Pedtke
Joseph Thurston
Washington, DC
See posts by Joseph Thurston
Michael Cronin
Washington, DC
See posts by Michael Cronin

Member Bloggers

Rachelle Hedges
San Mateo County Parks
See Posts by Rachelle Hedges
Sarika Khanwilkar
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge
See Posts by Sarika Khanwilkar
Elizabeth Braatz
St. Croix Wetland Management District
See Posts by Elizabeth Braatz
Noah M Schlager
National Trails Intermountain Region
See Posts by Noah M Schlager
Dakota McCoy
Yosemite National Park
See Posts by Dakota McCoy
Ariel Lepito
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
See Posts by Ariel Lepito
Jessica Zamudio
Yosemite National Park
See Posts by Jessica Zamudio
Dana DeSousa
Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge
See Posts by Dana DeSousa

Donate today to the Student Conservation Association and help build the next generation of conservation leaders.