Monday, May 2, 2016

A New Pond Gives Us Tadpoles

We had an amazing morning.
It started with a school bus ride that our Parent Advisory Council sponsored.
We had a full bus and drove for almost half an hour to arrive at a new pond.
I met a woman at an art class.  
Her name is Sunday and I told her about StrongStart.
As we talked she told me she lived out of town on acreage.
I mentioned that I was looking for a pond to find frog eggs.
Sunday invited us to explore her pond.
What a generous offer.
Their pond is so accessible for children.
I brought nets and the children, with the help of Sunday's grandson, searched for tadpoles.
Yay, they got some.

That's not all we found.
We found a garter snake.
After taking turns trying to handle it we let it go.

And someone found this crayfish shell.

We found goats, or they found us when Sunday and her grandson brought them out.
We got to feed them too.

We found slides hidden away.

And as we were leaving we found a turtle.

We finished the morning back on the bus singing "The Wheels on the Bus".
It was an AMAZING morning.