Yes, Spring is here !
We got out yesterday for a homeschoolers field trip. It is nice to reconnect with our friends and hang out .
The field trip was about water systems but the most fun were these garter snakes. Our province has the huge snake pits but also these snakes make their home throughout the province .
It was nice to get out into the sunshine .
Wiseowl & Adventure boy both have been in much need .
My good friend arrived with her ds who is also good buddies with Wise Owl ☺
the instructor had given each child group a piece of paper saying you have a piece of land near water drawn a sustainable place to live . She then informed us when we were done that it was a river system and we all were neighbours living along the river. The x's marked where we failed in being environmentally friendly , mostly due to having contaminants to close to the water like outhouses etc. She said the kids did really well as some groups have filled up row upon row of x's
We then went off on the trails
we saw nests
then the marsh
this is a result of the Beaver
she had a Beaver skull and explained about the teeth to us. The Beaver have got to cut trees as their teeth never stop growing .The teeth wear down as they gnaw on the wood.
She also told us that if Beaver are to sick to gnaw on wood the teeth keep growing and actually grow curved into the skull and throat killing the Beaver
Adventure boy found this little froggy on the log
the marsh is so beautiful and yes the Beaver did all the cutting .
It is the best time of year because , no mosquitoes !
after the instruction we stuck around and were the last to leave ☺
Wise Owl of course is in his element and he loves just sitting holding the snakes
he is a big fellow but ever so gentle with the snakes
the family is living under this hay bale ☺
they do get quite big
Adventure boy does not like to touch but just observe ☺
okay the babies are so funny , they poke their heads out of all these little holes in the bale
two lol look how one head is atop the other ☺
they really are beautiful
I am so happy we had the chance to get out and so ever Thankful our children have the experience to really learn and not be consumed with plastic toys etc.
I took a few videos as well of the frogs croaking in the marsh & of the snakes so I'll try and post them below