For our next few blog posts we will be looking into the lives of everyday leaders. Come along with us to learn about new people that have a passion for helping others and the outdoors. Want to tell us how you are a leader? Email us at email@example.com, today!Our first blog post is from Nkrumah Frazier, a leader from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. All photos are credited to Nkrumah.
|My girls, Cassandra and Catherine, enjoying
an afternoon at Lake Thoreau
When I first started working with the lemurs all members of each species looked identical to me. So when I was charged with shifting them onto and off of exhibit by myself I was very nervous about making sure that the proper individuals were on exhibit and the proper individuals were shifted to the outside holding area. The more time I spent with the lemurs the more I began to realize that they each had their own distinct personality. Each one responded differently to me when I entered the building. In time I was able to identify the individual lemurs based on their physical appearance as well as by the subtle nuances of their individual behaviors. I knew these animals almost in the same way that I know the clerk behind the counter I interact with on a daily basis at the local convenience store.
|Holding a hard head catfish we caught in the trawl net|
|Holding a striped burr fish on the Mississippi Gulf Coast|
|Holding a cannon ball jellyfish|
|Holding some strange jellyfish on the Mississippi Gulf Coast|
|The girls at Lake Thoreau with Outdoor Afro|
|Being silly with my girls while
working in the garden
|Getting ready to play
with honey bees
No matter what you’re going through whether it’s something positive or negative you can find solace in the great outdoors. If you simply take a walk in a forest you will find peace while being surrounded by all the sights and sounds of nature. If you pay attention you’ll probably learn something you never knew about the world outside your window and about yourself. – Nkrumah Frazier