On May 18, 2021, two 4-H members traveled to Lone Oaks Farm in Middleton, TN to compete in the 4-H Wildlife Judging competition. Carmen Xalute and Isaac Welch studied for several weeks prior, learning about many species of birds, reptiles, mammals, and fish – how to identify them by sight, as well as sound, and different facts about them. They also learned how to use Wildlife Management Practices to improve a habitat based on the needs of different species.
At the contest, they were to identify and answer a question about 20 different species, and then use WMP’s to improve a habitat for 6 different species. Carmen placed with a green ribbon in the Junior High age group and Isaac placed 1st overall in the individual scores in the Junior High age group. Fantastic job to both participants!
For more information on Wildlife Judging and other 4-H contests and activities, please contact Samantha Morrow at the Extension Office at 722-3229.