Hi, my name is Heather! I am a student, wife and a mother to two boys.  I’m in my fifth year of Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife, with a wildlife science specialization and minor in GIS. Just last week my husband and I enjoyed a walk through Highbanks Metro Park in an adventure to ID trees and shrubs. My husband wants me to know every plant by sight (I don’t), although I have had prior classes in ID, so i decided to show him how to do it himself. It was quite fun actually, and I almost purchased Newcomb’s wildflower guide that day (not realizing i needed it for class). I honestly quite enjoy the skill to ID, my memory stinks and all of the trees, shrubs and wildflowers are intimidating! I truly hope to further my skills in plant identification and become more comfortable with the process throughout the semester. For my coat of arms I imagined birds, a favorite hobby of mine, and the relationships among fellow birds and the branches on the trees in which they perch. I am from central Ohio and completely believe that “Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it to happen, and take steps to make it happen.” One of these days researching marine mammals along the New England coast would be  a dream come true.