Working in the hot sun and pouring rain for an hour or so can easily frustrate a gal, especially when the results of all her hard work don’t exactly pan out the way she wanted it to. Which in turn, makes getting no results especially aggravating. What could have been a success turned out to be a flop. Continue reading
So my poem isn’t quite like the other poems you are reading. It isn’t part of a collection. It’s the lone poem. For this poem I wanted to talk about an invasive species but one that nobody really heard of. According to The University of Florida, Department of Entomology and Nematology, this pest damages and feeds on many plants including, but not limited to,”citrus, avocado, carambola, fig, guava, mango, soursop, and sugarcane; vegetable crops including asparagus, beans, beets, cabbage, peanuts, pigeon pea, cucumber, lettuce, pepper, pumpkin, and tomato; forest trees, and many species of ornamental plants including Allamanda, Angelica, Anthurium, Bougainvillea, Croton, ginger lily, Heliconia, Ixora, hibiscus, palm, and oleander” and many more. Want to know what this nightmare is? Read more.
After my poetry post, my team and I split up to do our own posts about our sit spots. We went out in the woods and picked a spot that we became accustomed to. We spent four sessions in our sit spot observing what nature had to offer. It was on the last sit spot that I unlocked the mystery of the animal that makes the “creeek” sound.
In class we made model ecosystems. We observed them for over two weeks. We have observed worms, rollie pollies, spiders, and the way that they interact with all the other compartments of the ecosystem. We came together to create the Voices of The Eco-Tower. See what two insiders and two outsiders have to say and watch as the elements come to life. Continue reading