making nature journals a habit
Today marks the beginning of a lifelong habit… purposefully going into the wild -daily- to journal about nature.
After 15 minutes we were dripping in sweat! I would have liked us to write in our nature journals but it was sooooo hot… It would have made the experience miserable! So, we took everything back to the car and set off on our hike.
We followed along the path and tried to listen for birds (which is difficult with very talkative kids!).
We did see a hummingbird!!! In the WILD!! It was flying all around a tree without flowers… and I explained to the kids something I learned in my teacher class last week- hummingbirds also eat insects! In fact, they feed their babies regurgitated insects not nectar!!!
I identified milkweed for the first time!! 😁 we can come back and check for monarch eggs and caterpillars 🐛!
We noticed a path down to the water, so naturally we went exploring!
The boys found a bunch of bones- which they think are the coolest things ever!!!
(Good thing there’s tomorrow!)
Things we learned for tomorrow…
- Go in the morning- early!
- Go to the bathroom before we leave
- Pack more water
I’m excited to go somewhere new tomorrow MORNING and put more drawings and ideas into our journals!