While working at Pawsitively Pets Kids Camp, we went on what we called forest day where we would bring the campers to high park to look for animals and play some outdoor and nature themed activities. While there today, we managed to find some turtles such as Midland Painted Turtles and Red-Eared Sliders. I tried to make the experience as informative as possible talking about how Red-Eared Sliders become invasive and why they shouldn't be released. The kids also got to build forts out of sticks in the woods but took down their forts at the end so that we don't disturb the microhabitats under the sticks and logs too much. After work I visited my father and was delighted to find an Eastern American Toad although it had gotten itself stuck in the pool. I brought him out, rinsed him off and released him by the river.
I'm Mac Marzolini and I created this blog for a variety of reasons, the first of course is to open a window into what is happening in my life (cause my grandmother reads this), but also to help myself catalogue some of my favorite photos from my many adventures.