Segundo Dia of Naturalist Training (2)

Sunday Febraury 14th, 2016
Trails today: Madrone Trail, Ridge Loop Trail to View Pt.
UPPER HALF OF MAP
Experts: Suzanne & Someone else

Morning:

So I was late last week for the first training day, awkward? Oh well I managed to be on time THIS time. Never too late to start a new streak! Oh but the only reason I was late was because I didn't give myself enough time to actually drive up to the top of a freaking mountain. Yeah, I had no idea where Fairfield Osborne Preserve was... Did I look it up prior? Psh, who do you think you are with your high standards...
Well I'm just logging on this morning to say that I'm excited for a new day of learning!

The folder we got looks intimidating but at the same time way interactive and easy to latch on to! K, gots to go.

After Training:

Today was really great! I feel like I'm getting the hang of waking up and driving to the preserve (I am a morning person after all). I don't remember anyone's names... Hmm.. Kerry I believe is one! haha. Garrett is cool and chipper and Forrest seems to be an encyclopedia. But oh gosh, there's a lot to learn and it's only the second day. It really hit me that ummm, I have to remember these things! Oh psh, I can do it, I just have to believe. Trees, man.... How am I supposed to remember trees... TREES.
I still didn't take my backpack or a jacket or lunch on the hike and people were still concerned.... Um, just have a big breakfast before you come sillies! Wear a tank top under your shirt and know how to handle your materials. I am usually more clumsy so I understand not wanting anything in your hands as you fall off a cliff but yet, that won't happen to lil' classically trained Leela. OR WILL IT. TO BE CONTINUED...

Haha, so. Today we did so much hiking I should have passed out. That would have been the normal human response but it's pretty much established that I'm a bit cray so like no. I made it! I practically hugged myself after (I don't hike okay?). People were asking why I am going through the process of naturalist training if I don't like hiking and I fully admit I didn't think it through. I honestly pictured grassland ;) and prairie land sorta with lots of research. I didn't really process the fact that the preserve is on an actual mountain. Hm, mountains are strange.

So beside the strenuous lifestyle I took part in today, I have started taking pictures and putting them here, on i Naturalist. I love this community. It's so special and vital <3.

Selamat Malam (Indonesian for Goodnight),
Leela Hamm, the bestest.
2016

Publicado por leelahamm leelahamm, 29 de fevereiro de 2016, 08:13 PM

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leelahamm

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Fevereiro 14, 2016 11:25 AM PST

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Hi!
My name is Leela and I'm a Naturalist at the Fairfield Osborne Preserve.
This photo is of Soap Plant found on the Madrone Trail today.
I really like photographing nature... I think it's my new favourite hobby.

Aiming for Research Grade everything!

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leelahamm

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Fevereiro 14, 2016 01:22 PM PST

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Hi!
My name is Leela and I'm a Naturalist at the Fairfield Osborne Preserve.
This photo is of Moss on a CA Bay tree... Or oak...
I really like photographing nature... I think it's my new favourite hobby.

Aiming for Research Grade everything!

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