Friday, June 19, 2009

Our Latest finds

We have had some amazing living learning with regards to nature this summer!!
Here are some things we have watched, studied, or simply seen! Enjoy!!

Our youngest son with his find! A living Sand Dollar - he found it himself. (We did release him)This is an Osprey that lives in the cove by the Point. What a beautiful bird!!
These are Lupines that grow wild in Maine. So pretty!

A little crab who was crawling in the muck during lowtide.

Here is a nest at the house at the Point - we watched the mom and dad build the nest for about a week, then we noticed the eggs! Too bad we did not get to see the babies hatch!

This is a bird we were observing at the Portland headlight Light house. Just a cute little guy who lived in the bird house he is sitting on.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Latest Catches

Here are some pics of life that we have observed through nature recently.....

A friendly squirrel from the Dallas Arboretum - I think he would have eaten from our hand if offered!
Some flower pics...

Another one - amazing tulips!

These are clouds we observed one day in our back yard - they were crazy clouds!!

Another shot of those crazy clouds!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Planting Trees

Here is our latest Nature Study item: 2 Peach Trees

Tree #1 is from an organic Nursery that is a full size Peach Tree - it has already bloomed but there is lots of new growth on it and we are excited to see what it does!!

This is tree #2 from Home Depot - a Semi-dwarf Peach tree.

It will be fun to watch these two trees grow and track their progress!! Eating the results will be fun too!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Blue Heron

Here is a picture of a Blue Heron that My Oldest took about a month ago while golfing with his father and Papa. He was pretty close and got this and a few other great shots.
He told me :"I liked getting to see it because we do not usually get to see these birds up close"


We (my ambleside students and I) are starting our Nature Journal/Nature Study Blog.

We will post soms pics that we have taken in the past year or so of nature we are studied and then we will post pics of things we will study!