Monday, September 9, 2013

On The Go Nature Study

Our nature study happens more like this. We had a doctors appointment this morning so I packed up lunch and we stopped by a small park on the way home. (I planned ahead and took bread to feed the geese, which I knew would be there.)

Not only did we see geese, but we saw ducks, too. We got to observe the differences in their calls and the differences in their bodies, feet, and beaks. They'll take the bread right out of your hand. JJ was thrilled he was able to pet a goose!

Lily noticed the metal band on this guys leg. Can you see it?
Nature is all around if we just take the time to look. We got up close and personal with a variety of flowers, centipedes, and a squirrel who spied us quietly while we ate our lunch. We've spent enough time doing this sort of thing it has become habit for the kids to find subjects to observe without my prompts. They found the white, fuzzy centipede and the squirrel.

We also got to walk across the river on a suspension bridge. This was exciting and scary for the little ones!

Nature study: no journals or lectures required.

1 comment:

  1. Goodness! That's a lot of geese...and your children are close! I steer clear of them if I can help it. They are so BIG! What fun that you were able to take your children to see such compliant ducks and geese...truly, the best sort of nature study. :) Blessings to you! Camille