We love to get to the know the different creatures that share the land and water at Huron Natural Area. Sometimes we just watch them quietly, sometimes we carefully catch and observe them before letting them go, and sometimes we talk about whether to catch or whether to just watch.
Our urge to catch is so strong! It seems to feed something primal within us... to have and to hold.
Here is a tent caterpillar nest that we've been observing this spring. Watching, each week, as the caterpillars grow bigger and bigger in their nest.
Each week brings new wonders: babies growing into teenagers, sunlight bringing out herds of turtles, rain and moisture revealing snail cities. Our play always leads us to the land, and as explorers, we have the amazing opportunity to observe and take in the growing and changing life that is all around us.
What a privilege!
Hammers, Huge Swings, and the Freedom to Play