Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wednesday Nature Study

The weather was beautiful today, so the kids, some of the cousins and I journeyed out on a nature walk along the canal bank. It turned out to be very interesting.

The younger ones were searching for things to sell in their nature stores to earn a little money.

They came home with baggies full of pine cones, shells, sticks, rocks, flowers, leaves and even a bleached-out crawdad claw. They proceeded to sort them and post signs listing their asking prices:

Very enterprising, they are.

We spotted a couple of ducks that live along the canal, but before I could get a shot of them, the kids scared them off with too much noise. Oh, well.

We did find this fish along the way. The girls somehow managed to convince me to take a picture of it. All I can say is "Yuk."

These pretty little wind poppies were growing in bunches along the canal bank.

The highlight of the afternoon was when we returned home and the kids discovered Dallas playing with a gopher. This provided quite a few minutes of entertainment.

Here's a close-up of the little guy. Check out those teeth.

What a great way to spend an afternoon!

1 comment:

NKarmstrong23 said...

How cute! Never thought of this, a nature walk, how creative and fun! I'm a new stay at home mom but love love this idea! I'm gonna have to use your idea and bring my camera too so that AFTER those trips I can google some things of my own, lol that gopher is the cutest!

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