A little nature study…in our front yard.

We live in a small town that is {apparently} full of critters to enjoy.  This weekend I thought I’d take some pictures of a few little guys who love our front yard.  The idea is to get my boys interested in nature study without forcing it on them.  If I show an interest, they will begin to show an interest. 

Don’t get me wrong…the boys LOVE the great outdoors.  They go on hikes in the woods with Daddy, love playing outside, and explore well enough on their own.  I would like for them to show an interest in learning more about the outdoors I guess. 

Just taking the few pictures I did this weekend sparked an interest in a pair of robins that are repairing a nest in a tree in our front yard.  We can watch them from our front window in the living room. 

Here are a few of the pictures I took this weekend.  From top to bottom:  this silly squirrel spent most of the morning playing and fighting with another squirrel before taking off across the power lines.  That bird in the top of the tree is a Mockingbird.  The next bird is a Blue Jay…one of my favorites.  They are mean but very pretty.  That robin is one of the two who are working on the nest in our front yard.  The next picture shows the other robin carrying some *supplies* back to the nest.  Then the nest itself.  I can’t wait to see if we’ll have baby robins one day this summer!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s