Category Archives: animals

Monarch taggingΒ 

We got to be citizen scientists today!  We went to The Weldon Springs Interpretive Center where we learned how to catch a butterfly so it can be tagged! Edison caught the first butterfly… in fact he caught two at once! Simone was overjoyed when she finally caught her butterfly!! Andre was sneaky and quiet which …

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Rescuing Fredrick the hummingbird!Β 

Andre came running into the house telling me I needed to see something… quick! I was hesitant because I thought he was going to show me a dangerous stunt off the swing set… so I was quite surprised when he added- “there’s a hurt hummingbird on the ground!” Andre named him Fredrick – he knew …

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Building a bird nest

We went to the Rockwood Reservation for a class on bird nests! After a fabulous presentation on the four type of nests (cavity, cup, pendulum, and platform), the kids went outside to see some actual nests! Red-shouldered hawk nest way up in the tree… And a cup nest under the porch roof… Then it was time …

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Bird watching… from the comforts of my home 🏑 

It all started with a book… This book is amazing! I’m reading a chapter aloud a day- and each chapter tells the story of a bird through the eyes of a bird watcher.  After we read the chapter, we also watch YouTube videos to actually see the bird 🐦! We are learning so much about …

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Beavers at Sioux Passage

We went on a very chilly hike today to a park by the Missouri River, Sioux Passage. It felt great to be outside… …but we became truely excited when we saw signs of beavers! ​Finding trees that have been chewed on by a beaver left us awestruck! Seeing the teeth marks and the wood shavings …

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Wild Acres Park

We went to Wild Acre park with the challenge of finding more wild flowers than my sister, Sonja, and her family did.  We ended up discovering way more than just beautiful flowers!! 🌺 Sonja had sent me a text the other day with some photo collages of 20 wild flowers she had found on a …

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Zeus… The Mighty Ball Python!

Edison finally got his pet snake…   … A baby ball python named Zeus!     Zeus feels amazing to touch!! He is silky and smooth 🐍    ❀️🐍❀️🐍❀️🐍❀️🐍❀️🐍❀️🐍 I think Zeus likes his new home just as much as we like him being part of our family!       

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Workshop Makeover- part#1… And my first big FISH!

Summer is upon us.  It’s hard to be a wild family when the temperature is in the 90’s and the sun is so intense that sunscreen barely blocks the powerful rays from my fair children’s skin. I had a little boy ask me yesterday why Eli’s face was dirty… I said, “Honey, his face just …

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Bringing our pets into the Wild

Eli took Hagrid, his Bearded Dragon!     Simone took Clover, her Bunny.   And I brought Daisy, our German Shepard       It was such a cool evening 😊 The animals enjoyed relaxing at the park!    We even found an owl pellet!!   

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Fishing class 101

We went to a fishing class today.    We learned about fishing poles and how to cast it into the water.  For a closed reel: you hold the button, pull your arm back and as you bring your arm foward you release the button which allows your line to soar into the water. The kids …

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