Well, it seems that I am awake enough to have remembered to do my homework this month. The fact that I do this month's topic for a living helps, because I don't have to think very hard or go very far for content.
I work at a small suburban nature center. I teach kids about squirrels and dirt and trees and rocks and birds. It is my business to know NACHUR (as the kids like to spell it). So I figured I'd just post a bunch of pictures I've taken at work in the last two months. Cool?
There are plants at work.
|Some are spiky and pink.|
|Some are VERY spiky and pink.|
|Some are just pink but not spiky at all.|
And things that are not plants.
|There is a fungus amungus.|
There are animals at work.
|The raccoons don't usually come out in the daytime.|
|The salamanders would prefer not to come out at all, but I moved his rock.|
|Some are just busy chompin on a leaf and don't seem to notice when you stare at them.|
Sometimes those animals need a little assistance.
|Like when the ants find them as they're coming out of their chrysalis and they need to be rescued.|
|Or when they fall out of their nest and need a little snack before trying to fly again.|
|Or when they smack into a window and are too dizzy to get off the walkway.|
|And have to be moved so they don't get stepped on.|
|And feel kind of cranky about it for a while.|
Nature is lovely, and I suggest everyone spend a little time there once in a while, but remember....
So make sure you tell someone where you're going and when you'll be back, so they know where to send the search and rescue team!