Thursday, January 10, 2013
“I Spy Nature” in Action
This morning we went on our first nature walk of 2013.
We used our new “I Spy Nature” pouches.
The children loved wearing them.
Our outing was to a marsh to feed birds so the pouches included;
a clip board with pictures of birds that have been spotted at this marsh before,
a small container of bird seed and
a small water colour paint pallet that I found at Dollar Giant.
The cup is for water that I will carry in a small thermos.
Once we had our bags and checked the contents we were ready to go.
It was a beautiful day, sun shining, little wind and lots of birds.
The birds were quick flying around but some did land on our hands.
And the birds were sneaky.
He puts the seed in the feeder, watches, then as he turns away a bird arrives.
As soon as turn backs to see, it flies away.
After checking off which birds we saw we headed to the marsh.
We saw ducks, stellar jays, black birds and evidence that a beaver
had been there
We were ready to pull out the paints to document the birds we saw.
We talked about the paintings with each other, trying to remember the names
of the birds.
It’s great to be outside learning together.