We are technically a week behind with Exploring Nature With Children, our focus this week having been our local bird life. Rose did find two rather lovely frogs in our pond this morning, so she spent time observing them, whilst I worked with the big girls on their IGCSE Biology prep.
We had a smashing nature walk earlier in the week; there is so much going on in the natural world. Unfortunately, whilst I had taken my camera along, the battery was dead, and I had managed to run over my own mobile phone with my car, so no camera there, either!
Rose & I set off bright and early; around 7am. On entering the park, we noticed lots of twigs all over the lawns, caused by the high winds in our locality earlier in the week.
Rose was soon greeted by her pigeon friends, hungry for their food, with the ducks and geese waddling along after.
The puddles of water left behind after the huge amounts of rainfall we have also experienced were frozen on this chilly, beautiful morning.
Some of the Mallards, and some of the Canada geese were busy pairing up with a mate. The pigeons were too hungry to bother with all that! Rose was covered in pigeons as usual, and she spotted one of the squirrels perched on a tree stump eating a nut. “He looks like he is doing yoga!”
We spotted both a Magpie & a Crow breaking twigs from trees to build their nests. They were so fascinating to watch!
We came home and worked in our respective journals.
Rose recorded the Magpie.
I sketched the gorgeous Mallard we saw the previous week.