After two weeks cooped up at home with our newborn, my kids were begging me to take them out for nature study beyond our backyard. To be honest, I knew a change of scenery would do me good too--as much as I am thankful for days at home with a sweet baby sleeping on my chest, a bit of sunshine and fresh air sounded heavenly.
So I left the two littlest at home with Daddy and we went out for a quick trip to the park. I promised them a half hour swinging and sliding if we spent a few minutes hunting down wildflowers first. It was a fruitful little outing; we found a new flower for our life list...
...and the children spotted some old favorites that they wanted to add to their nature journals.
|Lots of chickory everywhere!|
And as we were off the path, my son noticed this little group of berry-red insect eggs on a geranium leaf.
They are really tiny--the whole cluster was maybe three millimeters round.
We had packed light and left the pocket microscope at home, but luckily I had a small container along to bring it home in for a better look.
I have no idea what kind of eggs they are, but don't they look like jelly beans?
What have you been enjoying on your nature outings lately? I'd love to hear!