Monday, September 27, 2010

Getting Back . . . To Nature!

Oh Nature! It would seem that with the beautiful weather that we had this summer, that we would have been out ENJOYING nature more. I have no excuse why, it should have been done.

We took an outing the other day to one of our favorite, close nature areas and spent a few hours enjoying everything around us. The path was getting a bit overgrown in places, but we loved that part. We took time for a picnic and had a great lunch.

There were so many wonderful things to see and watch . . .

We had a great time. The weather was perfect, the leaves had begun to change colors in some places, and we could see signs of life all around us. We saw a cute little rabbit. It could have been a cottontail, but it was very small, maybe a pygmy. The kids had a great time and for the first time, they all tried very hard to be very quiet. Especially when we were observing the bird in one of the photos above. It kept flying between trees around us and even the "Littles" were so quiet and wanted to watch it.

So now there is no reason to delay getting back to our Nature Study and Outdoor Hour Challenges. This fall, we are going to try to focus more of Birds. Enjoy!

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