Hello from the Kenai. My name is Melissa Tuttle, I am 52 years old and just a few credits away from my BS in Environment and Society. I am lucky enough to live on the banks of Bishop Creek deep in the woods of Nikiski. I have always enjoyed knowing what plant it is that I am looking at, I have a stack of beat up books that join me on my hikes who are kind enough to let me know what kind of mushroom. or flower or tree I am looking at. I am excited to be taking this class an hope to increase my knowledge of the plants around me. Amazon has already sent me my micro lens and I am waiting on the Opti-lens for a microscope option.