A Day full of discoveries (Inspired by OHC)

We started our day with a great Creation walk. We walked past our little garden to see how it is coming along. We were going to focus on Dandelions (based of the Outdoor Hour: Nature Close to Home Spring challenge but we got so caught up discovering  wildflowers, trees, wild ferns, all kinds of critters that were in a creek and in a big mud puddle we came across, tad poles (we ended up taking some home with us), water striders, galls, some type of larva, tad pole egg sacs (clear slimy substance), two Hawks flying together, insects mating, funnel spiders and their webs and so much more. It was a wonderful day with my boys  (until later in the day when it was time to finish what you would call regular school and they started whining and complaining!) Later in the day I read to them about tad poles and we all sketched in our Creation journals.  


1. Sunflower blooms ………see the way the seed busted open and life came from within

1. ? 2. Beech Tree 3. Oldest trying to capture some kind of critter

1. Spider in its funnel web 3. a Gall

1. Dead larva (kind?) 2. tadpoles that just emerged and they are still in the slimy clear egg case

1. Water Strider 2. Two Tadpoles 3. ?

1. Insects Mating 2. crushed and broken animal bones that I think was left over from an animals scat

 Trying to collect tadpoles

1. Preparing the tank for the tadpoles 2. The very first Redheaded Woodpecker I have seen in person ( we saw two of them flying around the driving range we were at later that day)

Our very own strawberries, we are picking them a tad early in hopes to save them from the critters that kept getting to them before we could last year.


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Blossom says:

    Great photos! I love them all but really like the one after the funnel web, the sun shining through the trees, and the tadpoles still in their egg case. I have never actually seen tadpoles … I’ve been deprived!
    Have a great weekend!!

    1. Angie says:

      Yes, that was my favorite pic also. I hope you ar able to o e across some tadpoles one day (soon =)

  2. Wow, your world is just jumping to life! So many things to investigate right now and I appreciate that you follow your boys’ lead. I would do the same thing.

    I have seen the red flower too and I have not had time to look it up yet. So pretty.

    Another great nature study day for your family and so inspiring to all of us.

    1. Angie says:


      That is exactly what I was thinking……..Our world has come to life!!! It was a very good time out in God’s creation.

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