Stories Through Nature: Unexpected Surprises
Written by Evelyn; September 28, 2020
By now, I would have been in Philly — meeting other freshman, adjusting to a new city, new weather. Unfortunately, 2020 had different plans in mind. My college campus decided to close for the fall semester one week before I was meant to fly out. I was so looking forward to living with my best friend and starting a new chapter of my life. After missing out on prom, graduation, and a pennant ceremony, college was the one thing that shouldn’t have gone wrong.
This surprise has brought around a lot of good things though. I am happy to be spending more time with my friends and family at home. I have had more opportunities arise and I’m getting to know Austin’s greenspaces little by little. Although this isn’t what I imagined this fall to look like, I do believe things happen for a reason.
These next couple of leaves were found at Barkley Meadows on an early and cool Saturday morning.
Can you guess what it is? My guess is here.
Stories Through Nature is a project of the 2020 Youth Forest Council. You can learn more about the program at www.austintexas.gov/youthforest.