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.
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.
Emily’s assignment was to come up with some descriptive phrases:
She heard: Crunching.
She saw: Sneaky squirrel.
She felt: A spiny pinecone.