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.

         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.

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