I'm afraid my Ridge Ranger impulses don't end when I'm on vacation.
This week I spent a couple of days helping with butterfly surveys in the Homestead/Key Largo area.
We found plenty of butterflies, including the rare and endangered Schaus Swallowtail, but also found some natural areas had been trashed.
When I left Sunday morning, I collected what I could, but on the way home I noticed one of the Sun Ray tracts had been burned and figured it was a good time to patrol for trash. As you can see from the photo, I found a lot of bottles etc. on top of the stuff I had collected in South Florida preserves, which had included a car door.
Actually, there's plenty of trash in preservation areas in Key Largo, some of it brought in by the tide and some dumped there before it was conservation land. That would make a heck of a cleanup; project and would require a vehicle larger than my truck, much larger.