Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Nature Center In Autumn

On Saturday, we went to the local nature center for their autumnal fetival. There was scarecrow-making, s'more making & cider, bubble wands, a number of booths recreating life from the 1700s (woodworking, tradesman, blacksmith, quilting, etc.), an observatory, the nature center building, the imagination grove (an area for children with a stream, a watch tower, a log cabin, trees, etc.) , and the pumpkin salon (you could decorate a pumpkin with things from nature)

This nature center has a celebration every season and we try and get out there for each celebration, as well as get out there just to go to the center and walk the trails. The nature center is about 20 minutes from our house, and it is always good for the kids to be able to get out and really roam in nature. Our home is part of a new (6 years old) subdivision where the houses are close together, and there aren't many trees, and small back yards, and lots of white plastic fences. So I try to get my children out in nature as often as I can. Our community has a trail that goes through town, and most of it is wooded, and we are less than a mile from it, and so we try and get there when we can, although we should use it even more.
Anyway, here are some pictures from the day:

Super in the straw

Jelly Bean trying on the scarecrow head

Jelly Bean and Super standing by the scarecrows

Flower doing bubbles

Super chasing bubbles

The kids in an old canoe

Watching the basketweaver
Eating s'mores

Flower watching doll-making
Jelly Bean looking at antlers at the nature center
Flower looking at feathers with a magnifying glass

Flower in the cabin at Imagination Grove

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