An Impromptu Fieldtrip

One of the many nice things about homeschooling is that your teacher, like Ms. Frizzle, can look outside, see it’s a lovely day, and declare a field-trip. After weeks of cold mud and sitting indoors,  we all were delighted with the warmth and change of air.

We ate a picnic lunch, and headed out to the trails.

Chad saw a face in a tree, and I found what Chad theorized was a snake egg. He’s probably right–he usually is about animals.

 

Then we spent a while looking at the things swimming in the swamp.

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This little thing is a Fairy Shrimp! They actually swim on their back.

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In the nature center, we also spent a long while watching a ninja-squirrel. We thought he was stuck, or would eat himself sick, but after awhile he just dropped out of the feeder and bounced off, extremely pleased with himself.

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We ended up walking several miles, and could have done more, but we needed to get home to get Katya off the bus. It felt super nice to be outside again!

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