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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Nature Walk Findings

Last weekend we went on a 3 mile walk on a wetlands trail that led us through Georgia woods, marsh and lake. It is my newfound place to explore with the kids for our nature studies. Even my husband is getting involved with an interest towards natural history, he's picking up on my cues and engaging the kids too. It just melts my heart. Here are a few things that caught our eye during the walk: Horned SpiderShort Horned GrasshopperFiddler Crabs

I'm sorry I cannot share pictures (pictures above are from others, wasn't sure of copyright), we didn't take our camera but there will be natural journal entries and pictures soon. I'm thrilled to have found such a rich natural environment to explore with the kids. We also heard a wild hog during our walk. I hope that I won't have the opportunity to take a picture of one. Shudder.

I'm excited to start our nature studies again with a new environment to explore. We are watching the baby milkweed bugs on our milkweed plant with interest. Pictures and drawings to come, we've been drenched with Tropical Storm Fay the past few days.

Here's a blogger I found today- http://bugsafari.blogspot.com/

 

2 comments:

ByHISgoodGRACE said...

This is so great to read about. The Old Schoolhouse Magazine's recent issue had an article about Nature Walks that I just read about this morning. What a great thing to do with your kids!

Shanna said...

I just started a nature study group (called a Creation Club, based off a book of the same name) with a group of about 20 other homeschool families. I'm really excited about it. We will meet once a month and focus on a particular theme...Sept.'s theme is bugs.

Two GREAT nature study blogs:
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/westward/

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/melissal89/