Friday, July 01, 2011

A Nature Walk

The last week of lessons was devoted to review and other activities.  I had planned on doing a summer nature study that last week, but when we got to the trail, we found it was going to be much more of a late spring study.  We had such a long cool spring with lots of rain; it seems summer has only just recently arrived.  Anyway, there were lots of wild roses in bloom. 

I tried to get a picture of the kids in front of some of them, but the mosquitoes were dive bombing poor T.

They loved exploring the lush undergrowth.

I couldn't believe how tall the Queen Anne's Lace was.  The plants were like trees.

There was a variety plant growth along the trail.  The sagebrush in that section was huge--taller than me.

The kids had a great time.  You can see in the above picture that they were walking in the grass in the middle of the trail.  They both insisted on that even though it was harder and slowed them down.  Poor T sneezed and sneezed and sneezed when we got home.  We tramped for half an hour and they were happily worn out and calm when we finished. 

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