TO~further the knowledge of nature, and encourage protection, and conservation of it.

Thank you to all who inspired me, taught me, and appreciated the sharing of my photos and information. My passion for God's creation has grown immensely and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to grow and to continue to grow...


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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Master Naturalist class today~ Aquatic Habitats, and Insects, loved it!

Field work~ Aquatic habitats
west liberty university grounds...

We searched high, and low, Robin found
a cool creepy stone fly larvae...

and a  tiny dusky salamander

Phil discovered something unusual and
uncommon~ will have to ask him what again! 

Happy Steve and his aquarium...

more teaching Dr. Loughman

Janice and her green frog!

Dr. Loughman experienced stinging nettle..
then insued a nettle vs jewel weed battle

Dr. L and his crayfish

dusky salamander

two stripped salamander belly up

and two stripped salamander top side

more information... 

Robin stonefly larvae

look what we found! 

Dr. Kalb and Lori's new baby turtle (in
classroom not in the wild)

more university turtles

afternoon class~
INSECTS, my personal favorite

off to field work, with our nets and jars

someone caught something


 Chinese mantis~ male

Leopard moth larvae~black wooly worm

mantis lesson... with an unhappy mantis


end of class, beautiful walk to the vehicles...

lots learned, TONS more to learn...
great day... 
thanks Dr. Loughman

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