I wouldn’t want you to go too long without hearing from me! And I want you to know what I’m working on so you can be thinking ahead and getting excited.

Certification Workshop #2 is scheduled: April 28, 9 – 3, with Dr. Charles Allen, “Plants of Northeast Louisiana.” Location: Kisatchie National Forest in the Georgetown vicinity. Registration is open on the Certification tab of this website and registrations are rolling in. Make sure you have a seat! Dr. Allen and I are working out details.

Wild Lettuce (Lactuca virosa)
Dr. Charles Allen with wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa) of a field trip at Bundick Lake.     (photo by Bette J. Kauffman)

Certification Workshop #3: tentatively a Saturday in early June, 9 – 3, with Dr. John Carr, herpetologist. The classroom portion will be done in a lab on the ULM campus. The field site is yet to be decided.

Certification Workshop #4: tentatively a Saturday in late June, 9 – 3, aquatic life with Dr. Anna Hill. This one will involve field observing and collecting specimens at Black Bayou Lake, then going to a lab on the ULM campus to examine what we have and learn more.

Certification Workshop #5: tentatively a Saturday in July, 9 – 3, with Dr. Joydeep Bhattacharjee, plant and restoration ecologist. This one will begin at Kiroli Park in West Monroe, then caravan to Restoration Park in West Monroe for more field observation.

No certification workshop in August, but we will have our 3rd quarter meeting at the Union Parish Library in Sterlington. I plan to invite a couple of people who do wildlife rescues and rehabilitation.

Sept, Oct., Nov.: very tentative plans: Watershed Dynamics (hoping for Kelby Ouchley); Birds (Dr. Terri Maness, La Tech); Mammals (perhaps Dr. Kim Tolson, I hope at Tensas NWR); Bugs (????); wrap-up session.

December: Graduation for those who made it to at least 8 of these 10 workshops!!

Carolina Woolly White (Hymenopappus scabiosaeus)
Carolina woolly white (Hymenopappus scabiosaeus) from the same field trip at Bundick Lake.     (photo by Bette J. Kauffman)

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