Friday, September 17, 2010

Family Fun: School Day 30



We have been trying to enjoy nature more this week. 

Summer will soon be over. 

I was a little “camera happy” on our nature walks through the yard.   


Marissa had fun with her walking stick.  I had to limit her play time with it (or she would have took it to bed that night).


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Below is the girls’ butterfly friend, “Blue-ie”.  He is one of the many, many (un)lucky butterfly, skippers, or moths who enter our yard.  The butterfly bag has to be randomly checked by mom throughout the day for lonely-winged-friends who have not yet been set free!

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The girls had to illustrate and write about their favorite things to do and see in the summer.  It included: swimming, flowers, butterflies and flip flops!

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Mr. Praying Mantis showed up on our window and ended up spending some time being observed in a box.  Now we plan to complete our studies about the mantis using Apologia Zoology – Flying Creatures.


Join Betty each Tuesday for the Nature Study at Peace Creek On The Prairie!

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  1. Trying to enjoy nature more . . . my constant desire yet one of many things I never seem to get around to!

  2. What fun! We used a butterfly "cage" last year to watch caterpillars hatch out (from caterpillars we ordered)....very interesting. We fed ours sugar water (as prescribed in the directions) -- it was really neat to watch them.

  3. Monica, we find a lot of creatures in our yard and, surprisingly, we live in town! I can't wait til we move out to the country next year. I am sure we will have lots more to see!

  4. Fun. Our oldest found a large walking stick this past week too. However my camera batteries were dead. Mom fail. ;-)

  5. I love your photos. Your kids look like they had lots of fun with this "assignment"! :)


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