My Summer in Florida Week 3

So, this week I have A LOT to tell you guys:) I have done so many cool things these past two weeks of my summer in Florida. Last Friday and Saturday, I did a butterfly census at Chinsegut Conservation Center and I went camping! If your wondering what a butterfly census is…it is a two loop walk through a park. You count the butterflies that you see and how many species you’ve seen through it all.

Counting Butterflies

I was counting butterflies when I saw this beautiful morning glory

At the end you count it, and then total everything. We had 11 species and 58 total butterflies in all 🙂 it was kinda fun, not really what I would’ve done on a regular Friday, but there were some really cool butterflies. On the way home my grandma and her friend Ellie picked up a “fresh” a road kill raccoon off the road, Ellie is a taxidermist and she showed me how to skin and clean the fur – it was going to be worth almost $30 when she was done tanning it! She has some good talent! We all went camping at Crowley after 🙂 before we set up a tent and stuff we were picking Caesar weed it is a highly invasive plant down where we were camping….it took FOREVER but it was worth it!

Volunteering

Volunteering – removing invasive plants from the campground

After work I got to try out the zip line and had a nice hike. We had dinner and went to bed as we were all going to bed there was a baby owl that was feeding! It was really cool. On Saturday we picked some more Caesar weed and then my grandma had to teach a youth safety in the outdoors class 😉 that was pretty much it for those two days!

Zipline at Crowley

Zip line at Crowley

On Sunday after church we all went to the Sea Monsters Revealed exhibit at MOSI! It was REALLY COOL; they had actual fish or sea monsters that have a plastic inside and showed there organs and information about them 🙂

MOSI Sea Monsters

This was a shark!

it had the “jaws” of JAWS it was sooooo cool!! They had a giant squid, her name was molly 🙂 to be honest they kinda scare me! Her eyes weren’t there so they only had the eye socket and it was gross but at the same time awesome!!!!

Inside a shark

Inside a shark

There was a touch station I touched a crab 🙂 I was so proud of myself! So that was my weekend! How was yours??? BYE:)

Here are more of our photos!

Butterfly Census – http://notaclueadventuresphotos.shutterfly.com/pictures/5181

Volunteering – http://robertandjeanenefisherphotos.shutterfly.com/pictures/1376

Sea Monsters – http://notaclueadventuresphotos.shutterfly.com/pictures/5213

 

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About notacluegal

Jeanene was born in Pittsburgh, PA. As a young child her family was very active in the outdoors. Things changed when her parents decided to travel down different paths in life and with that decision so went many of the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Being lucky to live in the suburbs Jeanene always had a backyard to play in and loved being outdoors. As the years passed she took every opportunity to be outdoors. She bought land in Tennessee and as a single mom moved her young daughter to the mountains. The were many life lessons learned on that mountain. There was no plumbing on the property – or even a house, but that did not stop her. She learned to live off of what was available and built her own cabin from the trees on her property. Those were rough years but the most rewarding. Now Jeanene resides in Tampa, Fl. and works as an office manager full time….but still yeans to be outdoors. Jeanene started “Not a Clue Adventures” to teach everyone she could how wonderful the outdoors are! That camping and fishing and hiking can be done by everyone and at many different levels. Single mom’s no longer have to be afraid to take their sons and daughters outdoors. By working with young couples, single parents and even seniors, she gets to teach others about her love for the outdoors and hopes to open their eyes to new adventures. In 2009, Jeanene completed certification as a Leave No Trace Instructor. She also works closely with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) and the Florida State Parks. Jeanene is also certified in First Aid/Adult CPR.
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