Friday, August 28, 2009

Back-to-school nature walking

Our first nature walk in a good while.

And baby's first nature walk! He looks like a baby kangaroo. I should call him Joey. Or Roo. It's a good thing he was bundled, because it was just a tad rainy and chilly, and we locked ourselves out, so it was a nice long nature walk.

Matt is dressing himself these days! He's all ready to go.

Our mission: To notice berries.

And to go exploring.

Instead of berries, we found a dandylion.

And white morning-glory flowers.

Beautiful Thistles.

Ants on a Black-Eyed Susan leaf.

A huge white mushroom (about 10 inches in diameter). The kids thought it was a bone.

Deformed peaches.

White flowers.

And, finally some berries.

We took the time to notice that on the berries, the seed is on the outside of the "squishy part", but on other fruits, the seed is on the inside. The kids noticed this difference themselves, once I asked.

The sumac has berries too, and it's starting to turn already -- it's only August!

And our raspberries at home are starting to ripen too!


  1. Wow! What a great collection of photos from your nature study. Raspberries...perfect nature study subject for children.

    Thanks for sharing your link.
    Barb-Harmony Art Mom

  2. *sigh* Why are all my pictures washed out?