Thursday, July 25, 2013

Master Naturalist training photos, and not much text.

Glenn Pollock. Grasslands and prairie guru! Woot! Woot!

Rosinweed. Silphium integrifolium. One of the lovely silphiums!

Sumac blooming in the prairie at Spring Creek Prairie.

A dragonfly Sue and I caught in a sweep net. We were able to release him, I didn't know if we harmed him at all.
We created a "groundwater" experiment and introduced the green "contaminants." The tube at the right is a "well," which we "drilled" with a syringe.

This is the driveway into Spring Creek Prairie; I knew I was in the right place. COMPASS PLANT!
One of the many creative activities we did was making wild animal "poop." We went through why different animals poop certain ways, and what's in their poop, and we had (mostly cereal) ingredients to make the appropriate texture.

Dennis showed us his turtle trap.
The proper way to handle a turtle, holding the shell at 4:30 and 7:30
Beautiful yellow-bellied snake. No idea what its name was.

Bull snake, rather active, but calmed down after a few minutes of struggling.
Very nice (and large!) dragonfly mural.

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