I had been thinking it would be fun to take a walk in the snow at the Lab of Ornithology when I8 suggested the same thing! So, we trekked out one day to try it and boy was it busy. We passed quite a few hikers or actually, they passed us and there were some well worn cross country ski marks.
|E12 made these tracking books for the younger boys for Christmas. He spent a lot of time on it and it turned out really well. Did you know beetles and grasshoppers leave tracks?|
|A bunny trail- on a frozen creek as we crossed a bridge starting out|
|a winter afternoon|
|bunny track close up|
|I8…ready for tracking. The Childhood of Famous Americans book on Daniel Boone is his absolute favorite- he loves those adventuring sorts of stories.|
|a beech tree with an issue- fungus I think|
|These were under a bridge- I’m thinking raccoon although we aren’t sure. You can compare them with the book up there! Under the decking is water so this animal was probably taking a sip.|
Next time we go, we won’t do any other errands with the walk. Sometimes that means there is collectively too much grump for a nice walk. I’ll have to resist the urge to combine the trip! It is snowing like crazy today, but we hope to go again sometime.