Another dreary day in a string of dreary days. It is too wet and windy to eat lunch outside. And when I go home it is too soggy to kneel in the garden. I am stuck inside with no place to go.
It seems that the major bright spot of this week is that I start my Naturalist training this weekend. I have been patiently waiting for a Naturalist program to start in my area, and now it has.
In the coming weeks I will learn about the geology, ecology and natural history of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Philadelphia. I will learn more about the why of the land than the names of specific plants, mammals or trees.
The natural history of this area, is not easily found in a book or other resource. I feel very fortunate to learn this stuff. Perhaps, one day they will teach it in school or for adults in a continuing ed. program.