Would you like to join us for a walk in the woods? Come on, it’s fun!
Here’s something neat! What is it? Looks like a big bug. But there’s nobody inside…
Wait, there’s more of them. Lots more! Now I remember, these are the skins of dragonfly larvae. They grow and grow in the water, then when they get too big for their skins and they’re ready to grow wings and fly away, they crawl up a stick or leaf, burst through their old skin and fly away as a shiny new adult dragonfly.
I wonder how many dragonfly larvae live in here?
There are amazing, tiny details to marvel at.
And living creatures hiding everywhere.
Creatures who are living their lives, eating meals, raising their young. (I didn’t take a picture of the mama robin sitting on her nest for fear that the noisy shutter would scare her away. But like the mother’s day lizard from a few years back, we were surprised and delighted to see her.)
When we came to a tiny, hollow stump, we made it into a fairy house. Of course.
By now it’s getting close to lunch, and everyone’s getting a little tired and hungry. But there’s a little ways to walk yet. Hang in there! It’s really shorter to keep going than it would be to turn back. I know it doesn’t seem like we’re walking in a circle, but we are!
Look at that huge stump! Who wants to climb up on it?
More walking to go still! Grab a sword fern, you can play while we walk.
We made it all the way around the lake! Thanks for joining us, let’s go on an adventure again soon…