In our exploration of the Florida Museum of Natural History, I was able to explore my curiosity about our natural world and learn new information about various insects, plants, and animals that we share our world with. I personally feel like I appreciate nature and beauty in things like sunsets, areas like Lake Alice, and beautiful, clear blue skies, but I often neglect to appreciate the beauty in the little creatures we live among. The exhibit that I found the most appealing was the one with all the different frogs. The sign for the exhibit was flamboyantly colored and captured my attention immediately. I am not a huge fan of frogs, they kind of freak me out, but this exhibit helped me to appreciate them a lot more. I loved being able to go from enclosure to enclosure and having to spot the frogs in each one. It is so interesting how all the different types of frogs shared the same basic characteristics of a frog but they were all so unique. Some were tiny and vibrant, others looked like they were squished, and there was even one that can be as big as a newborn baby. As I was looking at the frogs I was in awe because some of them blended in so well with their surroundings and if I was in their natural habitat, I definitely would not have noticed them. I think that I found this aspect of the museum to be so enjoyable because I rarely learn about frogs, I don't really think about them unless I see one, but after this exhibit I have a stronger appreciation for them and for nature as a whole. It is truly beautiful and incredible that our world has so much diversity that we don't necessarily see or experience everyday. I learned a lot from this exhibit and felt like I was immersed in nature even though I wasn't in their natural habitats.
Nature and Ethics