I am learning how to pin insects for 4-H. I hope to grow my collection a lot this summer.
We got this cool new board that I can spin and wiggle on. I am loving it!
I have been prepping for weeks. Every day I go over my speech a few times. This year I presented on Invasive Species. My demonstration was logical, orderly and well put together. I overcame a lot of struggles and fears of speaking in front of people. I may have spoken a little softly at the start but I settled in and my personally came through.
Sadly, the judges didn’t see this. I was really hoping for that blue ribbon and even a chance at the medallion and camp scholarship. I got a red ribbon. I was very sad. I really don’t understand what I didn’t do correctly. I am confused how I got from a near perfect score at county to a red ribbon at districts. I guess I have to wait for the judges sheets to come in.
Showing B my ribbon.
I was a good sport about it and held my emotions until I got in the car on the way home.
A whole lot of ribbons from our county kids!
We had a great time at Grandma and Grandpa’s wandering around the lake catching critters. I caught a really neat dragonfly!
We got some new bug collecting and mounting items from BioQuip! I am excited to try out my new net.
I love my new net. I used it to stalk some butterflies in Dunedin.
My prized collection is a near perfect sample of a giant swallowtail butterfly! It took me almost 20 minutes to catch.
I am having fun learning how to pin the insects too.