Spring is her favorite season because of the diverse plant life and colors, and she enjoys sharing her passion for flowers with visitors. She loves the outdoors and helping others learn about the “real Florida." Jessica likes “not knowing what is around the bend, be it a deer or even an assassin bug!” Jessica truly appreciates children who visit the parks, and encourages their participation in the junior ranger program. She makes time to point out an insect or flower of interest to the kids, and uses absolutely every opportunity that she can as a teachable moment. We here at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park are truly grateful to have Ranger Jessica Watkins call us family.