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We Play – Nature Walk

We try to go for hikes on Saturdays.  I call them hikes, but they are really nature walks.
Our most recent one was very special as it was a special Mommy-Bear walk and we also got to see a lot of insect life.
A cricket.
A grasshopper.  This led to a discussion on camouflage.
Butterflies resting on the the ground by the creek.  It was really strange to see so many of them all in one place, not moving.  There were at least 14 of them (sneaking in counting again…).
At one point, they all flew, all around us, but then they sat and rested again.
We were surprised at how warm the water was.  We sat there for a long time resting just like the butterflies.
On the walk back to the car, we noticed these caterpillar tents in the trees.  They were full of tiny wriggling caterpillars.
Come over and play at the Childhood 101 We Play link up
Written by Julie Cerdas
I'm a stay-at-home Catholic mom who loves playing with and teaching my two children.