McCurdy Park Nature Walk

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.

Duckling in duck weed

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.

Ducks in a Row

Caption for that picture is "I finally, got all my ducks in a row."

As you already know, flowers is our quest right now and we saw a few beauties.

Wild Iris

Wild Iris

Marsh forget-me-not  (Myosotis scorpiodoides)

Marsh Forget-Me-Nots (This picture is larger than life size.)

Water Lily

Water Lily

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.

Bee polinating a wild rose

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.

No, take a picture of that-->

"Dad, we want to go on that…"

Canoeing Lake Washington

3 thoughts on “McCurdy Park Nature Walk

  • July 17, 2009 at 8:43 am

    This was such a great example of really looking to see all the wonderful things around us as we get outdoors.

    I love the macro photos…the bee is perfect. :)

    Thanks for sharing your part of the world.

    Barb-Harmony Art Mom

  • July 23, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Again awesome pictures! I love the ducks in a row! As well as the bee. Thanks for sharing. Someone has a gift with the camera.

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