Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Naturalizing


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.


4 comments:

  1. Rattlesnakes and alligators! Not my idea of fun. hahaha Great pictures, though!!

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    1. Being outdoors, which I like, means getting used to the original residents. Not my biggest idea of fun, either, but it's growing on me!

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  2. Oh, and I'm with you about a creature being stressed.

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    1. We are soft-hearted -- and that's a good thing!

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