We recently took a very enjoyable nature walk and just enjoyed what we saw. We saw a few things that we are studying a little further, so will post about that later, but we saw several things that were just fun to see. We walked through McCurdy Park on Lake Washington.
We went in hopes of seeing Buffleheads, but we missed them. We did get to watch and observe several Mallard families and their antics. They were quite entertaining. When they were swimming around in the duckweed, it looked like they were swimming in grass, because it was so thick.
The little duckings just followed their mother, wherever she went, like playing follow the leader. So moms, if you ever feel like you can’t get a second to yourself, know that your not the only mother that deals with that.
Caption for that picture is "I finally, got all my ducks in a row."
Marsh Forget-Me-Nots (This picture is larger than life size.)
We also got to observe a little insect study, quite a little actually. This goes with learning about flowers though. The bees were very busy pollinating all the flowers.
This one is pollinating a blackberry.
We also enjoyed the watching the sail boats, canoes and kayaks that were on the water. I know that’s not really nature study, but it was beautiful.
"Dad, we want to go on that…"