It was another perfect Autumn day for exploring. Soon our days will get cold.
We need to take advantage of the ability to be outside while we can, without being bundled up so tightly we look like the kid brother from A Christmas Story.
Why not take advantage of our many local Nature Centers & the great outdoors? And so when our friends ask if we would be able to for the morning, we went.
We were armed with a map.
We had a plan.
We had reserve plans in case those plans fell through.
Although it turns out that we didn’t need so many plans.
We collected leaves, which will be used in our science & nature study. We have books to assist us as we study the seasons & Autumn.
We talked about the change of seasons & how our senses could help us discover in nature.
We walked some more.
We were able to see the start of life. Well, aquatic life.
The kids were most excited about this find.
And we also saw a family of deer. But even though we were vewy vewy quiet it turns out the deer weren’t buying it.
No photo-ops today their darting off into the woods told us.
All & all it was a good day.
A very good day.
Do you have any Nature Centers near you? I always love checking out different ones here. I’ve been sad to see because of funding cuts some are closing or will no longer offer as many learning opportunities. I really loved seeing here the library, the hands-on learning available in & outdoors, the classes they offer (even though decided to “go it alone” this time) & the ability to research what we were finding outdoors.