nature study / where we go

The call of the wild

What a cliche title. But I’m apt to suggest that there’s a reason cityslickers forgo their dishwashers & electricity for a bed on the ground with a view of the stars…the call of the wild.

You won’t find me laying my head on a neckroll beside a campfire–them there’s for cowboys and black & white flicks. But off to Creston Wildlife Center we did go.

We took the longest free north american ferry, only minutes from our home…

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We hiked into the marshland…

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Someone found a 4 inch long waterbug. Though the name sounds benign, waterbugs have the bite of multiple wasps, the guide shared. He was covered with a net, because he can also fly. Eww.

We searched itty bitty crawling things, slimy things like leeches and duckweed that we returned to the marshes…

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We brought our finds under the microscope.

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Zach was given a magnifying glass and a tape to discover what he could find in a 3×1 space…

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Wet mud and grasses…next time.

We finished the day canoeing on the reserve.

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“Study nature. Love nature. Stay close to nature. Nature will never fail you”. Frank Lloyd Wright

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