Coming here, there were a few things that didn’t quite excite me as much as other. Things like rocks, grass and soil. Geology and ecology were two of those topics I must admit. Having now spent a good amount of hours, sitting through lectures, listening hard and taking notes on drives and walks, and of course a few more hours of study and reading books, the perception has altered slightly.
It is all interconnected
Who’d think that by being able to identify the rock and soil in the ground, you’ll be able to answer a lot of questions. By knowing the geology in the area, you can identify the trees. When you know the trees and add the identification of the grass you’ve got the vegetation sorted and can from there identify which animals that frequent the area. Look for tracks on the ground, listen to the birds and you’ll know what’s around you. It all adds up and you realize that Nature is far from simple. It is a very complex living thing that constantly amaze you. There are lots to take in, but there isn’t a day going by here, without new discoveries.
Didn’t quite make it
The past couple of days have more or less been spent for study and preparations for the second test. Ecology, Geology, Fish, Birds, Mammals, Arthropods and animal behavior was covered. I listened, I read, I studied, I wrote and I didn’t quite make the 75% level needed to pass the test. Not the end of the world but the competitive side in me is still cursing a bit. Still…the new knowledge is there and I’ll just build on that foundation.
It’s time for the International Selati Petonq Championship Challenge now, so this will be it for now. Will tell you more about the score in the next post.
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