Friday, June 25, 2010

Outdoor Challenge #2

Emily and I continued our nature study today by participating in the Outdoor Challenge #2 at the Handbook of Nature Study blog.

We are in Mobile for the weekend visiting my oldest daughter, so we took a stroll around her apartment complex to see what we could find.

We found a sandy area that was swarming with some type of bee—I wasn’t able to get a picture. They were going in and out of these holes in the sand. I even saw one digging a hole with the sand flying out behind him.

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We observed this Virginia Creeper crawling up a tree. Emily noted that it had 5 leaves and we observed the tendrils that held it tightly to the bark. Emily also made note of the rough bark texture of the pine tree.

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Emily’s assignment was to come up with some descriptive phrases:

She heard: Crunching.

She saw: Sneaky squirrel.

She felt: A spiny pinecone.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that bee sounds interesting. We have bees that make hives in the ground but I have never actually seen one in the process. Amazing.

    I think your daughter came up with some great words to go along with your study.

    Thanks for sharing your link,
    Barb

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