Now that I've got my new little pocket camera, there will be no reason not to post dorky pictures like this from my Master Naturalist class.......
Last night's class was about water in the landscape: ponds, streams, lakes and rivers. Part of the class was dedicated to learning about the different tests and indicators of pond health. In the photo above I'm holding on to a "thermometer on a stick" (no, you won't find that as a new food vendor item at next summer's state fair!) in an effort to determine whether the temperature of this pond is different at the surface vs. a depth of 60 centimeters (it wasn't, if you're curious).
As of last night, we have completed 6 Master Naturalist classes and have 3 more to go, plus the last class which includes graduation. May will be quite a busy class month as we have our regular Wednesday night sessions, plus 2 all-day Saturday field trips, and the Master Naturalist conference weekend event. AND, I still need to find some time in between Master Naturalist activities and working to get out and spot migrating warblers (finding a Cerulean Warbler is tops on my list this spring).
I wonder, what's the minimum number of hours of sleep I will need per night to still remain functional and do all the outdoor things I want to each day.......I think I'll be finding out in May!