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Chris Migliaccio

Miami Dade College / Wolfson Campus
Department of Natural Sciences, Health & Wellness
Professor of Ecology & Environmental Sciences
Louis Wolfson III Endowed Teaching Chair (2001-2004)

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What In The World I'm Listening To These Days

Feed Your Head | Spending Time With Nature In South Florida

My Historical Niche

Born in New Rochelle, NY to County Commissioner / lawyer father (WWII veteran of the 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion) & homemaker mother; paternal grandparents were Southern Italian immigrants (Ellis Island, NY ~1904), maternal great-great grandparents were immigrants of Scottish-Irish descent (~1840, Irish potato famine refugees?); my great grandfather and my namesake, Christopher Reynolds, served in the Union Army during the Civil War as a Lieutenant with the 11th New York Regiment of Ellsworth's Fire Zouaves - a unit that saw some of the first battles of the war including Bull Run and Manassas; coldweather refugee and resident of Miami-Dade County since 1970; living with my family and other animals in a lush tropical garden home; avid tropical ecotraveler and photographer (Costa Rica, Ecuador & Kenya); horticultural and in-service teaching training instructor for Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden; member of the MDC / Wolfson Campus community since 1987.

Personal Interests

Costa Rica -
"No Artificial Ingredients"

Classic Rock Music

  • particularly

Nature & travel photography

Ecology & horticulture of palms

World Beat Music

Exploring the Everglades

Science Fiction

Favorite Sides
  • Gary Larsen's "The Far Side" cartoons (R.I.P.)
  • Nathan's Famous French Fries (since 1916)
  • homemade hummus and fresh pita bread with just a dash of extra virgin Italian olive oil flavored with hot pepper
  • View From the Vault IV - The Grateful Dead live at the Oakland Stadium, 7/24/87; CD2: Hell in a Bucket - Scarlet Begonias - Playing in the Band - Drums - Space - Uncle John's Band - Dear Mr. Fantasy - I Need A Miracle - Bertha - Sugar Magnolia

What in the World I'm Listening to These Days...
Midnight Oil "20,000 Watts RSL / DVD" (Australia)
Rush "Rush in Rio / DVD" (classic rock)
Laura Pausini "Live 2001-2002 / DVD" (Italy)
Dream Theater "Live at Budokan / DVD " (heavy metal)
The Who "Who's Next? Deluxe Edition" (classic rock)
Sinead O'Connor "Sean-Nos Nua" (Ireland)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse "Rust Never Sleeps / DVD" (classic rock)
Polo Montanez "Guajiro Natural" (Cuba)
Bob Dylan "The Bootleg Series - Vol. IV 1966" (classic rock)
Pink Floyd "Pulse / DVD Live at Earl's Court, UK" (classic rock)
The Corrs "Live at Landsdowne / DVD" (Ireland)
The Grateful Dead "Stepping Out With The Grateful Dead - Live in England 1972 " (classic rock)

"Just remember what the dormouse said: Feed your head; feed your head"
- from White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane

Click here to visit my Enjoyable Readings list

Spending Time With Nature in South Florida

Check out this directory of natural areas to visit in our bioregion

Red Cross

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and may not be used for any purpose without the express written permission of Christopher P. Migliaccio

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