For the second year in a row I enrolled in the University of Florida’s Florida Master Naturalist Program. This year I took the Coastal Course out of Leon County in Tallahassee. Rather than wake up at O-Dark-Thirty for each class, I loaded up my camper and made weekends out of it by staying at several of Florida’s State Parks located within easy driving distance of not only the Extension Bldg in Tallahassee, but our various field trips located near Port St. Joe, Panacea, St. Theresa, and St. Marks. This gave me ample opportunity to collect photographs and material for many new articles to come.
This class was double the size of the class I attended in Okaloosa County last year. No doubt the larger city size had something to do with it. Regardless, because I was the only student with such a long commute, I got to go solo on my group project. I’ve included it here.