I am so happy to be in this class, delighted about the field trip on Friday to the Extreme Mammals exhibit at the Academy of Sciences. How great to *have* to go, to be guided, to be able to stand in that exhibit and benefit from the lecture. Again, so happy to be in this class!
There is something so exhilarating about learning new material, absorbing new info about a subject I'm passionate about. Just this weekend while reading the textbook assignment, I was so inspired by the elegance of evolution, so sorry for those who deny its existence and thereby lose the opportunity to marvel at adaptation in all its forms.
For anybody local who might be interested, I think I'm attending this lecture tomorrow night on coexisting with coyotes, to replace a field trip I'll miss in October. I heard coyotes this morning, close by, while in the woods, which always give me a small shiver, makes me check in with Jasper, ensure that he's within relatively close reach. How great to learn more about them. Yeah, OK, maybe I am interested in extra credit points, but mostly my inner Hermione just drives me on: learning for the sake of learning is a beautiful thing.