PURPOSE

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...

PHOTOS


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Friday, September 21, 2012

I have just one more class til I complete my Master Naturalist program!!


It will feel wonderful to know I have completed
yet another phase of my being...

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Wetland Habitats~ Dr. Loughman, Master Naturalist program Ogelbay Good Zoo ... at West Liberty University


Dr. Loughman in the muck... 




dragon fly larva


looking at the top of the muck


Steve Durrah in the muck.. lol 


bullfrog tadpole


closer up of the dragon fly larva


Phil searching for cool creatures


wild iris


wild iris seed pod and seeds


Mike and Steve in the muck finding crazy stuff


the pond


back side of the pond...







digging a dirt plug to show us the layers


two layers cooperated, the loam stayed behind.. 
see the layer differences?



more photos to come

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


Identification


 Chinese mantis~ male





Leopard moth larvae~black wooly worm






mantis lesson... with an unhappy mantis












millipede


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


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