Guardians of the Everglades®

To introduce the public to the fragile beauty of the Everglades and its unique ecosystem; to honor today’s leadership in conservation and restoration through great art and compelling human stories; and to encourage the public and policy makers to participate in the protection of the Everglades.

Good News Comes in Threes

The Guardians of the Everglades® documentary film trailer received its first review and it is nothing short of dynamite! Read the review by Thomas Ormsby here

On Nicholas' birthday a full page article on Guardians of the Everglades® led the Sunday Naples Daily News Perspectives section. NDN editor Jeff Lytle had seen pictures of some of the Guardians and requested this article about our work in progress.

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Filmmakers Ed Clay, Hank Sorrick and John Scoular, are producing a documentary video for television about Nicholas with the working title, The Artist and His Art. Here are two sneak preview screen shots to whet your appetite for more. Kiersten Mooney, owner of her portrait entitled "Original Sin"  is not only the owner of two Baptiste Yoga Studios but also a star in the national yoga community.   

The summer rainy season in sub-tropical south Florida is in full swing.  Wonderful storms, refreshing rains starting to refill our aquifers, orchids starting to bloom, mud and mosquitoes, panther kittens and soon, baby gators. We are filming it all for the documentary on the project.  

If you live in the DC area or might be visiting in early September, consider attending "The Face of America: Spirit of South Florida" performance September 8th at Wolf Trap.  Click here and turn your speakers on! Nicholas and I will be there with Everglades conservation icon, Joe Browder and his wife, Louise. Let us know if you plan to attend.

Deb Jansen ©Connie Bransilver

Deb Jansen ©Connie Bransilver

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY, makes the world go round. We are in hot pursuit to fund Guardians of the Everglades -- the film, the traveling exhibition, the educational component, the book. STAND BY. We will also soon be on Kickstarter to raise some immediate cash. We will let you know when it's ready for viewing and pledging. Till then, any ideas for corporate sponsorship -- or checks -- are very welcome! Or contact us to receive our corporate solicitation packet.

Guardian Deborah Jansen, Panther Biologist, prepares to return a feisty two week old kitten to his den in Big Cypress Aug. 6 before the mother panther returns. Deb and her team check the health of kittens, insert a tiny tracking device, and return the kittens to the den while the mother is out hunting.

We close with another wonderful poetic gift from Bernard Gieske.

Preening Pink Spoonbill - Connie Bransilver
Preening Pink Spoonbill - Connie Bransilver
Polystachia Concreta - Connie Bransilver
Polystachia Concreta - Connie Bransilver
Night Scented Orchid - Connie Bransilver
Night Scented Orchid - Connie Bransilver
Big Cypress From Swamp Buggy - Connie Bransilver
Big Cypress From Swamp Buggy - Connie Bransilver
Snowy Egret Chicks Want More - Connie Bransilver
Snowy Egret Chicks Want More - Connie Bransilver

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