Forest Ecology Contest for 4-H

We headed to Gainesville to camp t Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. Once we set up we went to the Marjory K. Rawlings Estate. We toured the grounds and enjoyed fresh citrus right off the trees in the old orchard! I learned that I actually really love oranges. This was called a pineapple orange! Back at the campground we hiked around, found a yellow rat snake, hung out with a fried and enjoyed the evening before the 4-H Forest Ecology Contest. Our crazy crew! Kids from all over the state gathered for the contest at Austin Cary Forest. I found out my poem got an honorable mention! Time for awards after a long day! My team got first place! Maleah got 3rd place individual and I got 1st place individual! I have one more year in the juniors so I need to keep at it. I am going to start learning all the material for intermediates starting this year.  After the awards went enjoyed an late lunch at Satchel’s Pizza in Gainesville with all of the team. Later that night we went to the UF Bat houses! It was nice to have a new friend join us. We watched as the bats just flew and flew and flew out of the house!

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