Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Things I learned in the Florida Master Naturalist class:
It's fun to spend 6 Fridays in a row learning hands-on about Florida.
In September/October, it's still a little too hot to spend the whole day outdoors, no matter how much water you drink.
When the road gets muddy, sometimes you have to walk.
As long as you're expecting them, you can't see too many snakes on a hike (7 pygmy rattlesnakes in one day!).
Catching and examining insects, amphibians, and reptiles is interesting, but if the little creatures seem stressed I feel too much empathy for them to enjoy learning.
Meeting others who're interested in wild Florida is awesome.
Holding a baby gator is even more fun than you'd imagine.