A few weeks ago, #1 took a field trip with her class to hike around a local mountain. They walked around and were on the hunt for what she was calling "evidence." Evidence that an animal had been around.
Recently, we took a trip to Bar Harbor and we decided to play the "evidence" game. #1 explained the rules to us and away we went. Here, they are looking at a bird in Jordan Pond.
A beaver sunk its teeth into this tree. #1 asked us how we knew this was evidence of a beaver, so we showed her the teeth marks in the wood. We showed her what a trunk looked that had been sawed through, one that had been snapped and one that just collapsed due to rot. She loved learning all about it, and then started guessing how trees fell down.
Not too far down the path from the beaver chewed tree, we found its house.
We love nature walks. It makes me want to do more in my own back yard.
Evidence is everywhere. You just have to look for it.
What kinds of things do you look for in nature?