We have had a couple of fun weeks keeping our eyes peeled more than usual for fun and interesting bits of nature for our nature exchange. Two wonderful places we went were Lawrencetown Beach and Point Pleasant Park, and also a gravel road to find pyrite!
We had a great time and can’t wait to send our package off and see what we receive in return!
We went to the beach in search of fun things to exchange but spent most of the time enjoying the water – I planned well with the rain boots! What a glorious time we had and the boys can’t wait to do it again.
Waiting for the water to fill up their boots!
Out comes the water!Which makes for very wet socks!Spotted some wildlife on the way home.
Some fun flyers!Point Pleasant Park
Sumac tree berries?
Perhaps some of you remember the Asian Longhorn Beetle passing through the park and destroying many a tree after Hurrican Juan had already thinned out the forest. It is still a beautiful place to go walking but where you couldn’t see from one trail to the next, at times you now can as the forest is much less dense. (sad face)
A short visit to the Prince of Wales Tower to see the canons and the canon balls.
Permanent resident.Some of the left over stumps from trees that had to be cut down.
I could not go without finding at least one mushroom!This was the coolest trunk! Look at those amazing swirls!
Learning how to skip rocks.
I am a few weeks behind with our Homeschool Adventures posts – those will come next, pinky promise! 😉
Looks like a lot of fun!!
It was and two beautiful days to be outside. Not like this morning – brrr!
Wow! Some rock skipping masters you have there!
The kids loved seeing the videos!
So great you guys are getting out enjoying nature!
Yes, Stephen has taught them how to choose just the right rocks and how to throw them. They are better than me! 😉 I remember the first time I skipped rocks: I was almost 30 (!) and Stephen and I were in Alaska at a little river behind the first hotel we stayed in. It was great fun and I always remember it when time comes to skip rocks.