Bracelets: Rosary Peas collected from CREW WEA in South Florida, Snake Vertebrae collected from Levy Loop Trail, Mycanopy, FL

Bracelets: Rosary Peas collected from CREW WEA in South Florida, Snake Vertebrae collected from Levy Loop Trail, Mycanopy, FL

Cory Gillis, UndergraduAte,Wildlife Ecology and Conservation/ CALS/ WEC

 

The first image features two bracelets I made out of invasive Rosary Peas and water snake vertebrae. The peas are poisonous if consumed and possibly if you get too much of the inside of them on your skin, so after drilling the holes, I double coated them with polyurethane. I also coated the vertebrae with polyurethane to make them last longer, though this turned them a bit yellowish brown when they are actually closer to white. 


The second image features a collection of leaves from native plant species found around UF's campus.

 Framed Native Leaves collected from various locations on UF's campus

Framed Native Leaves collected from various locations on UF's campus