FJCL Latin Forum – Regionals

Trying something new this year. I signed up for Latin Regionals. I took two tests: phrases, mottoes, quotes and abbreviations and mythology.  The Pledge of Allegiance in Latin. I tried my hand at some of the games too. I enjoyed the discus toss. I made some new friends. I got 3rd in PMAQ.

I have opted to attend FJCL Latin States in a few months. I have to study more for that! I will take the same two exams.

Bat Box for 4-H

One of our club members organized the installation of a bat box at the Ochs Property. We dug a massive hole. Made a trench to help get the pole into place. Final touches on the box. Everything in stalled and hopefully over engineered. Time to put it up! Teacmwork! LIFT! In the ground, hold it steady! D poured the concrete base mix. Hold it for a while! It’s UP! VICTORY!

Insectathon 2019 at UF

I entered 2 art pieces this year but did not win any awards. Oh well! P and I attended the collection talks to see what we have to do for next year! We also tried out the Linean games contest. Next year we have to compete in this too! E and A swept the Junior arts. Also Junior Specialty collection. P got 3rd in intermediate arts. Junior collection E got 2nd. Missed 1st by one insect! P and I with out collections! I got 1st and he got 1st place new youth. E and W with the overall contest. The junior team got 1st place! P and I did amazing in the all around. A happy W! Look at all those awards! Way to go team! Back at the campground, we hunted dark with our new UV flashlights and glasses. Things certainly light up!

Forest Ecology Hike

We have started back up our Forest Ecology Team for 4-H this year. We had a fin educational hike at Brooker Creek Preserve. We had one new team member this year. We had a nice study session in the AC after the hike. Everyone looked through sample books and talked about different techniques to recognize certain plants and trees. E and I taught people about the insects and disease section.  I ran for VP of the county council. I won! Well, I was unopposed! 🙂 Yes, I am getting tall! I am about 5’9″ right now and still going!