She walked right by this huge tree with it's roots exposed by erosion but yet the roots were growing into the water keeping it alive. She didn't even notice it until I pointed it out. She then saw an opportunity to climb down and explore.
We looked for animal tracks - she identified deer and raccoon. We even studied animal droppings (which sounds gross) but we did. Studying tracks and animal droppings teaches awareness of your surroundings which is critical in knowing potential dangers whether in the woods or on the city streets. We saw snake holes along the creek and nearby a large coyote den. We also explored the different rocks which she chose two to take home, a fossilized sandstone rock and a quartz.
There were hundreds of white butterflies flitting around the pasture and close to the creek so we were determined to get a picture of one. Which by the way is no easy task.
We had such a great time and we plan to continue our expeditions on a regular basis.
Authored by +Terri Henkels
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