Wednesday, March 20, 2013
This morning we were having a huge wind and rain storm.
So our field trip to the pond was almost cancelled.
But the sun came out, the wind died down and about a
half dozen families showed up.
At school we’ve been talking about visiting the pond.
We’ve been talking about the beaver that lives there.
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.
We searched and found almost everything on the list.
We found lots of evidence of the beaver chewing.
We didn’t see any Robins although we heard lots of birds and saw eagles,
herons and ducks.
We found buds on branches.
We found lots of rocks. Some we had to dig up. We used sticks
as digging tools.
We had lots of fun throwing many rocks into the water.
Watching if they made little or big splashes.
We didn’t find any frog eggs in the water.
We’ll come back another day to search again.
We did find lots of logs to turn over.
And that’s where we found a worm.
The families were excited to discover a new park and will be able
to come back and visit on their own.