Wednesday, October 17, 2012

On a leaf hunt

This week we're learning about leaves; why they change colors in fall, what trees they belong to and so forth.  I planned a trip to a nearby park for us all.  Our goal was to collect as many leaves as possible, of all shapes, sizes and colors.  Tomorrow the temperature is dropping a good 10 degrees, so I really wanted to make it happen today.  We almost got rained out, as a short lasting downpour started on our way to the park.  

But it cleared up and we all set out.  
She's ready to go!  Hannah, our faithful leader.

Riley, tucked in and ready to go.  This is the first time I've ever back packed Riley in this backpack by myself.  It was a little tricky, but with Hannah's help we managed.  

Pondering a bird we saw in the trees.

Chasing a squirrel.

One, of many, leaf selections.  

Our collection drying out: 

After we're done sorting them and learning about the trees we collected from, we'll do a couple of art projects.  

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