Wednesday, March 20, 2013

At the Pond

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   This morning we were having a huge wind and rain storm. 
      So our field trip to the pond was almost cancelled. 
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      But the sun came out, the wind died down and about a
                     half dozen families showed up.
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           At school we’ve been talking about visiting the pond. 
            We’ve been talking about the beaver that lives there.
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Our Nature Bags were packed with a scavenger hunt, mock magnifying
glass and pencil.  I’ve been collecting binoculars and we used those for
                            the first time today.
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        We searched and found almost everything on the list. 
            We found lots of evidence of the beaver chewing.
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We didn’t see any Robins although we heard lots of birds and saw eagles,
                          herons and ducks.
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               We found buds on branches.
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We found lots of rocks.  Some we had to dig up.  We used sticks
                           as digging tools.
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    We had lots of fun throwing many rocks into the water. 
             Watching if they made little or big splashes.
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         We didn’t find any frog eggs in the water. 
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         We’ll come back another day to search again.

             We did find lots of logs to turn over.
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               And that’s where we found a worm.

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The families were excited to discover a new park and will be able
            to come back and visit on their own.

7 comments:

  1. Lovely post & what a perfect day out for all the families.

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    1. Our weather changes so quickly here, I was impressed that these families ventured out considering the storm we were having an hour prior.

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  2. LOVE all the photos!! Can you tell me where you acquired your binoculars for the kids?? I'm looking to purchase some for my kiddos. The ones I've had in the past weren't sturdy enough for long usage. These look very sturdy.

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    1. Hi Barbara, I've been collecting the binoculars at thrift stores. They are all different brands and sound are sturdier than others but generally I'm pleased how good they work.

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  3. What a wonderful outing. i love the mock magnifying glass! Great idea. Thanks for linking to the outdoor play party this week.

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  4. What a beautiful opportunity for discovery, learning and play! This reminds me I have not taken our kids to a pond to play yet.

    I have featured this post at The Outdoor Play Party! Thank you for contributing to our linky.

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  5. In addition to Monday Kid Corner, this week's theme is MUD. Brush off those archives and link them up at thejennyevolution.com. See you there! Jennifer

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