Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Chapter

Tomorrow, July 1, begins my sojourn at Antelope Island State Park. I still have a few things to finish up here at my current park, but I will officially be the Antelope Naturalist.

I chatted briefly today with my new manager (who is also brand new starting tomorrow). I think it will be great working with him. He has some tough issues facing him, but he sounds optimistic about it all. There will be a bit of a learning curve to work through, but that will be fun. So much to learn. So much to discover.

My toughest job might be getting my family to think highly of the island rather than just considering it a stinky, dry, ugly place. :)

There is so much wildlife out there. Every time I go out I see something: bison, pronghorn, coyote, black tailed jackrabbit, northern harrier, meadow lark, great blue heron, burrowing owl... so much to discover!

I'm excited to start this chapter. I will miss those I currently work with. They have been great. They have been like a family to me for the past 9 years. But change is good. It keeps us growing and stretching.


ABranch said...

Antelope island is one of my favorite places! I think you and your family will grow to love it. I just adore its "dry" grassy landscape surrounded by a calm blue great salt lake. The island is full of colors and beauty and incredible sunsets. I often think its a beauty you have to search for. Its not easy to see but its incredible none the less.

Jenny said...

I'm excited you're going to be out there, because I know you will tell me all about it here, on your blog, and then I can share with my kiddos. We will have to take a field trip to visit you this fall!