WindStar's Certified National Master Naturalist Homestudy Course
The National Master Naturalist course is divided into two parts—The
Woods In Your Backyard and the Wildlife In Your Backyard. Two of the
DVD videos used in the course—“How Birds Eat” and “Insect Defense”—were
created by Dr. Ron Goor, creator of the Smithsonian’s Insect Zoo, the first live
insect zoo in the U.S. Special sections are devoted to: Plants, Ornithology, Entomology, Herpetology, Mammology and Teaching Others About Nature. Individuals will learn how to manage land, map it, and assess why you bought the
land and what you hope to get out of it. Plus, subjects like tree
identification, forest and wildlife management, water resources, best plants for wildlife, creating wildflower meadows, native plant nurseries and contractors, recreation, aesthetic appeal and ways to improve each will be covered.