I finally got around to weeding the hostas that had wintered over in pots. I pulled up a couple of walnuts that were growing into trees. It was quite fun – BittyBug saw me and got all excited. She hollered for JuneBug and was pleased to show her “her shells”. (JuneBug has recently started to collect walnut shells the squirrels leave behind.) These particular nuts had been buried and forgotten by the squirrels. However, this turned into an awesome unplanned nature study.
Here is what they looked like:
We all got our Nature Journals and drew the seedlings, labeling all parts, adding color and the common and scientific name (thanks to our handy little guide book).
Here are JitterBug and HorseyBug’s entries: