Wednesday, September 9, 2009

exploring deer bones

exploring the bones, originally uploaded by hobbitsmama.
Sunday Sept 6th.
Today we went for a hike near Beach Pond along the Nehantic Trail. I love this place! I often think that it will not live up to my memory of it and then when we go I am again taken aback by just how beautiful it is there. The kids were enthralled .. and it is a good reminder to see things through their eyes. We explored the upturned roots of a huge fallen tree and I realized .. this may be the first time they have ever seen roots like this. Highlights ... we found a cave, a ledge that L proclaimed "the perfect place for bats", a millipede casing, cicada casing, a group of friendly chicadees in the sun, a toad, a tree frog, a woodpecker calling and a big pile of deer bones. We took home a piece of the deer jaw bone with teeth still attached to "study."
We tried to find the letterbox at buttonwood farm, had no luck and were forced to content ourselves with ice cream instead. The kids were surprised at how different it looks at the farm now with all the sunflowers cut down.
All in all, it was the perfect day for a walk in the woods.

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