Howard Community College Environmental Club

Okay, so, if I did not mention it before, I was elected president of Howard Community College’s Environmental Club. I have been really busy with that, classes, and other extracurricular activities, some of the extra’s I may add even though they are not pagan in any way.

One of the things I got done with the club is stream clean up on campus. We collected a lot of trash and I found a pretty rock and Wendy, who took this photo, found a near fully skeletonized deer. It was a pretty awesome day.

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Also, we volunteered, a few of us did at least, at Samaritan Women. We volunteered at their farm which feeds victims of human trafficking and female veterans. Yes, it’s a Christian ministry but what does that matter? The cause is what matters. The farm is 100% organic, they have a solar powered electric fence too keep out a deer, range fed raised chickens, and they make their own compost. Only three members including myself went so the pictures are few and not of us working. Next time!

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I also volunteered at Howard County GreenFest yesterday (April 13th). It was great and I so wished I had a house and garden to fully take advantage of all the lovely things I could do. It did give me ideas of what to do for club events next semester though.

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The club has a Earth Week Film Festival coming up too, NEXT WEEK OMG IT’S COMING UP SO SOON! I still have a few things to do for it. I hope everything comes together as planned.

 

Red Foxes: Raccoon Prints Feild Guide

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This is a Raccoon print. Obviously the right foot is clearest. My battery died before I could take more pictures of other good examples. Raccoon prints dotted the stream shore here (where I’m typing this) at Howard Community College. I was with a few friends cleaning up the stream near Deer Run when my Environmental Science teacher, one of the women with me, pointed this first set of tracks that we saw. After that, we saw them everywhere. That and deer prints after a bit. Deer prints have what looks like two big toes and you c an sometimes see the clear impression of the hoof, the sharp edges of it. Here, with raccoons, you can see clear impressions of five toes and clearly definied toes on each of them.