This weekend was the Forest Ecology Clinic at the Austin Cary Forest in Gainesville. We went up the night before since the contest was so early. We had a great time learning about the plants and trees in the contest. I went with the senior group to learn about Biltmore stick measuring and some of the other senior stations. We learned how to measure tree value and estimated timber yield. We worked on our compass and pacing skills. I showed off my insect collection skills and taught anyone willing to listen about insects. I had quite a following by the end of the day. At insect club we are learning about lifecycles and orders. We played a few games and met the new members of the club. We went off to collect insect for a few horus after the formal meeting. I love our little club.