Anyway, I was frustrated and spoke to a Conservancy staff person who rattled off some other options. The option that struck me was to volunteer to work at the native plant nursery at Middle Ranch. There was still an age limitation of eight years of age, so I planned some "me" time with Lukas. I have a degree in Geography, and I am always interested in the geology, topography, flora and fauna, etc., so I got to see some of the interior of the island, the fauna and learn about the flora. There were five other volunteers who joined and helped to weed, clean out pots, and sort pots. We were able to see some wildlife and a part of the island that very few people get to enjoy.
|Lukas emptying pots of seeds that did not germinate.|
|Some of the unique plants that grow on Catalina Island|
|The ground squirrels like living in the pot storage container, so I had "latrine" duty cleaning it out.|
|Lukas checking out the drip system.|
|There are a bald eagle and a golden eagle a short walk away from the nursery.|
|Lukas found the information on the eagle breeding season sign very interesting. He read every word.|