Friday, November 16, 2012

Signs of Mammals

 We went for a walk in the woods looking for signs of mammals.
First we found some lilac branches that had the bark chewed on.  Deer?  Rabbit?
 Then we found some animals tracks in the mud.  This one was from our dog, Kermit, who was walking with us.
 This is a raccoon track.
 And we saw LOTS of deer tracks.  Tomorrow is the first day of hunting season.  They better start hiding!

 Scat!  I don't know what kind.

 Following a deer trail through the brush, and through the creek.
 We found lots of branches where the deer have scraped off the bark.
 More scat!  Different kind, I don't know what kind this one is either!
 Tabbi next to a buck rub.
 The only mammal we actually saw was our new puppy, Otis!  lol
Oh look!  Bobcat tracks!  lol,  too bad it was a machine and not a mammal!
And although ants aren't mammals we were amazed by this huge ant hill we found!

Homeschool... where you can pretend you ARE on the Mayflower!

Homeschool... where reading class is lying on the couch!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Nature Journal - Leaf Study

I wanted to put some leaves into my journal, so I decided to laminate a few.  Then I saw how it would make a really interesting page if we could see BOTH sides of the leaves.  So I taped one edge to the edge of my journal page and left the other edge free to open.  I love how this looks!
 Now you can see both sides of the leaves and they should last a LONG time being laminated.
 I hope the color of the leaves doesn't fade!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fun at the Children's Museum

We went to the Children's Museum this morning.

Vanessa, Tabbi, Kathrine, Andre, Drake, Becca, Meredith

 Tabbi said this was her favorite activity.  Building a house.