Friday, May 15, 2009

Nature Hike in the Shorthills

This week we were able to go on a guided hike in Shorthills Provincial Park. Our guide was Jane, and she provided the children with magnifying glasses and binoculars, as well as a wealth of information about what we were seeing. Highlights were the large (meaning high, not volume) waterfall:

seeing a couple of interesting birds: the Indigo Bunting and the Eastern Bluebird,(The photo at the top of this post is Tim looking at the Eastern Bluebird.) learning some new plants (for me! greater and lesser celandine), and examining all sorts of things up close:

Emmi also enjoyed having a good friend along with us!

It is so neat to see the woodland transforming into spring! We hope to be back in the same place some time this summer to see how it has changed!

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