While on a rove around the trail at MOCA, I was also trying to capture some candid photographs of my feathered friends. I was squatting off the trail to capture some sparrows when I heard the voice of a small child ask her parents why I wasn’t on the trail. The parents tried to explain that I worked there and I didn’t have to be on the trail. The little girl did not understand and just kept saying I needed to stay on the trail. I obliged. I guess it serves as an important reminder that when visitors are walking the trail it may be better to follow the same guidlines and rules that they must adhere to.
I’ll admit, working at TUZI is not the most exciting thing ever. Somedays is can get pretty slow, but nature is all around you and if you walk around there is something to keep your attention. One day I was out and about on the trail and I saw movement on the field, or the tailings cap, which turned out to be a deer. I sat there and watched it for a minute, like a park ranger. As I was standing there a visitor looked at me and stated “working hard, uh”. I just said “yep” back. I’m sorry you’re jealous of my job, but nobody likes their job questioned, so keep moving asshole. But as I sat there, watching this deer another popped into my vision and they started chasing each other as if they were playing tag. As I watched this interaction unfold, it brought a slight smile to my face. No one else around me noticed. Then I heard the typical teenager “this place is boring” and the mom shouting at him. I just stared at the deer. Nature not people is why I got into this job.