After letterboxing we set out to explore the Nature Preserve. We found lots of interesting things on our Nature Hike.
The four hikers...Jada, Josiah, Caleb, and Rachel:
Traveling on a boardwalk over a marshy area right next to the lake. We had just spotted a large black snake. (Aaron almost stepped on it!):
Caleb pointing to the tall trees. There is a ravine right beyond where we were standing. The trees were growing up tall to catch the sunlight.
Two of the many, many snails we found. The kids spent a lot of time watching the snails. I think it is the first time I had observed them in nature...what fascinating little creatures!! We got to watch them slowly moving across the path. The kids loved this!
A close up of one of the snails:
Aaron and Caleb counting the rings on a fallen tree to see how old it is. They figured it was about 75 years old.
Sarah and I...proof that we were actually there! I rarely get my picture taken, so I asked Aaron to snap one of me.
We spent 2 hours in the woods. We had a great time...and I think we learned a little about God's wonderful creation in the process!