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Homeschool Park Day #1

Our Homeschool Park Days have begun! Every other Thursday we will meet at a local park so the kids can run around and play. (The other Thursdays of the month are for Book Group and Nature Club.) Park Days will run through the spring before it gets too hot, and we gather in the early afternoon, before schools let out. (Smaller crowds.) Yesterday was an ideal first day - sunny, cool and breezy, about 70 degrees. The kids (from about 10 families) had a blast - swinging, climbing, scootering, playing pop-up tag, etc. 

Earlybird particularly enjoyed playing in the sandbox and on the swings, but for a little while, he and I walked to the river's edge to toss stones and look for neat bits of nature. Here's what we found ... 


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A pretty woodland violet.

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Tent caterpillar nests. Ew.

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Pretty branches that looked like apple blossoms, but I think it was a shrub of some sort.

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The River.

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Lots of acorns were found (and pocketed).

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The last day of April was a breezy, bright day.

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A tree covered in some kind of fungus.

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Another view of the river.

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EB sitting on the riverbank.

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We marveled at the river current ...

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... and wondered if this was the work of a beaver?

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A tiny nest tucked up high in a tree.

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And ah yes - the kids on the playground.

May Day is here, and it's a mild, windy, gray day. Beautiful.
Happy Friday, everyone!

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