Week 2 had our NEWTs discovering some different species that live in the pond. With big nets and buckets in hand, we went down to the rocks to set up our exploration station.
It's amazing what we scooped out of the pond! Here's a partial list:
We found the catfish in the mud at the side of the pond, just sitting there. When we put it in our bucket, it swam happily around.
On our way to the pond, we spotted some painted turtles, sunning themselves on logs. It's amazing how much life is in one pond! It was fun to catch frogs, but our rule was: if the frog escaped from the bucket or our hands, we had to try not to catch that same frog again. We didn't want to tire the frogs out!
It's amazing how much life is in one pond! We gently put every creature back in its home before returning to our own homes for supper.
What a beautiful day to explore the pond at Huron Natural Area!
Hammers, Huge Swings, and the Freedom to Play