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Saturday, April 3, 2010

HNS Outdoor Hour Challenge #3

As it was a glorious day, we decided to do this challenge at a local county park, Mingo Creek. It seems to me that this park is a bit of a secret. No one is quite sure how to find it (we got lost, ourselves). It is not crowded at all. It is quiet. I am really looking forward to going back again with our waders so we can spend the whole time playing in the creek.

Here's some fungus growing all the way up a tree. Crazy. It pays to look up!

A decaying tree. We recently read A Log's Life, so it was really neat to see this log! We kicked at the log a little bit and it crumbled into dirt! It is amazing to think about the perfect circle of life (queue Lion King music please) that this represents. Death brings life, and so on and so on.

These boys (like all of the kids) adored playing with the creek. They especially loved to see what would float, and how long things would take to get back to them if they threw them upstream.

One of our more fascinating finds--shells! They look like tiny little clam shells, and they were all over the banks of the creek. Funny amassed quite a collection and she has been carrying them around in her purse, perhaps for a shell emergency?

We still haven't done the drawing part of the assignment, but it's coming soon. I'll update this post in a few days with photos of their drawings.


  1. Looks like a great time! Happy Easter!

  2. I like the photo of the boys at the creek. It looks like a beautiful day.


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