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Fine Arts Friday: Nature Walk

We’ve been at my parents this past week while my mom has knee surgery. Needless to say, we haven’t done much school and the kids have been left to their own devices while I’ve been going to and from the hospital. They’ve been great, but I knew we needed to take a break, so yesterday we got up early in search of the local flora and fauna.

My parents had told us about a local prairie dog colony and burrowing owl … burrow,  so we started there. We saw the sentry prairie dog  very interested in a turtle, so we went to investigate. In the course of tramping over their dens, we pretty much alerted the whole colony of our presence. Which leads me to the most important thing about nature hikes with young kids: for the first several years, 90% of your nature hikes will consist of looking at animals that don’t run from noisy children.  For example, ducks will actually approach you on the assumption that you have bread. Make sure you have some bread. It’s okay if most of your time is spent looking at bugs and water fowl. They are learning and storing up all sorts of wonderful things, even if it looks like they’re just playing in the dirt.

duck family
Is there anything cuter than ducklings?
traveling turtle
Turtles are another safe bet. Sure, they’ll still run away, but they’ll do it at a pace you can take advantage of.

Actually, the boys are much better at being quiet for longer periods of time, even if they won’t stay silent for the duration.  We were able to observe prairie dogs, rabbits, and even some burrowing owls when we went back out this evening. One or two such sightings does more to teach them the benefits of silence than a thousand “shush”es from Mom.

My, what big ears you have!

Then we tramped deep into the forest.
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mesquite forrest
It’s hard to get lost in the forest when one of your party can see over the tops of the trees.

Yes, this is a forest, which is “a large tract of land covered with trees and underbrush.” It counts. And look! The forest is in bloom.

blooming mesquite 2

We witnessed nature in all of its brutality.

mortal combat
It’s one thing to fight over food, it’s quite another when that food used to be your colleague.

Finally, we took in a little history before stopping for donuts and heading home.

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4 responses to “Fine Arts Friday: Nature Walk”

  1. Cindy Watson Avatar
    Cindy Watson

    Have you read “My Summer Children”…or just Summer Children..I have loaned it out . Author is Anderson. I will research and find it. It is a fictionalized( just barely) more to make it readable in english for kids about Henri Fabre, the first entomologist that studied live insects. It was one of my kids’ favorite stories when they were younger.

  2. Cindy Watson Avatar
    Cindy Watson

    Children of Summer by Margaret Anderson and another note…the twins and I have been to FoamHendge in Natural Bridge

  3. April Avatar

    That sounds interesting! I’ll check it out. Also, FoamHendge is the most awesome sounding Hendge ever. Did you get to jump on it?

  4. Cindy Watson Avatar
    Cindy Watson

    it’s styrofoam (sp?) and huge. Life size. So we just walked around it and the twins took silly pictures

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