Hi everyone! My name is Nate and I am majoring in Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife. My motto is to take it easy, and don’t worry. I am from Columbus, Ohio. My favorite plant is the bald cypress tree. I find it intriguing how plants and animals are able to survive in strange places in the natural world and seemingly inhospitable conditions, such as saguaro cacti. My definition of botany would encompass the study of plants and the various roles they serve throughout the world. I have come to appreciate the extensive diversity of plants and the vital role each plays in the environment. When I am enjoying the outdoors or going for hikes I find myself trying to identify plants that I find. Excluding trees, I am a bit of a novice when identifying plants. In this class, I am looking forward to learning more about the various roles plants serve and how to identify plants that call Ohio home.