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A Wonderful Day in Nature

Today I decided we should do some nature study.  My goal is to get outside to look at nature and do some drawing for their journals once a week.  But we don’t do it that often! 

So, this morning we made sure the kids’ backpacks were filled with a clipboard and white paper, sharpened pencil attached with a string, and a pencil sharpener.  (They’re supposed to have a magnifying glass, too, but who knows where those all went!)

We went to a forest preserve called Middlefork Savannah (see here).  It was really a prairie preserve!  As we were hiking through, I kept thinking of all the descriptions that Laura Ingalls gives in her books about being out in the prairie.  We saw a number of insects, such as grasshoppers, dragonflies, and even a praying mantis. We also heard lots of frogs.  There is a wildlife center there, too, so we saw a turtle pond, 2 hawks, and a wallaby.  I loved seeing the kids sit with their clipboards and draw the flowers and animals. 

Lastly, there was a playground, which was a fun way to end before we headed home for lunch.

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