Nature Study in the Creek

2013 Creek Bed - Pinecones After Heavy Rain  1

After  a particularly heavy summer storm, we walked down by the creek. We saw these delightful little pine cones (click on the picture to see them up close) that had been caught up in the rushing water.  They looked pretty cool.

2013 Nature Study at the Creek Playtime

Then, of course, I shocked them all by letting them wade. They ended up so wet but had so much fun!

2013 Nature Study at the Creek Playtime 2

We went back a few more times when I had my camp chair and a book! We stayed for hours each times. After the initial scream and run was over, they started exploring what was in the water.  There are minnows, water skitters, crawdads, insects, snakes, and all kinds of things to see.

JitterBug found a large crawdad. Fortunately, it wasn’t a snake in the water by her. 🙂

 

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One thought on “Nature Study in the Creek

  1. karenspath

    Why didn’t you get your feet cold and wet too? 😉 I love the picture of the pine cones, and the girls having fun exploring is priceless..

    Reply

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