Ms. Pat's Nature Club

Ms. Pat's Nature Club is a blog for anyone who is a nature nut and loves nature, no matter what age you are. I hope you will let me know what you think and give me feedback. I love to hear from my friends!

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
-Albert Einstein

"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you."
-Frank Lloyd Wright

"Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, It was loaned to you by your children"

-Native American proverb

"Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives."

-Thomas Berry, Dream of the Earth

"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement and mystery of the world we live in."
-Rachel Carson, A Sense of Wonder

Monday, December 21, 2009

Critter Watch

It wasn't wild, but I saw a one-horse open sleigh dashing through the snow on the road in front of my house yesterday!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Critter Watch

This morning, Jim and I saw two bald eagles high in the air above our house. They soared in slow circles for a few minutes and then dropped lower over a nearby lake until they were out of sight. How cool!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Critter Watch

The deer are really restless this morning! I've seen two trotting down the road in front of the house and two more wandering around in the horse pasture. They look alert and nervous.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Critter Watch

My bees came out of their nest when it was so cold last week! I found many bees dead on my front porch and many more just very sluggish. Are they moving out for the winter? I hope so!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Critter Watch

We saw a bald eagle this morning! It was soaring way high, up above the trees. We saw eagles a lot this summer, but haven't for over a month.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Critter Watch

I have a nest of bees (or are they yellowjackets?) living in my front porch. I checked with the extension service and they should move out when it gets cold and then we can seal up the hole. Let's hope it works! People are afraid to come to my front door!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Critter Watch

The crows were cawing and the geese were honking when I went outside to get the paper today. I saw a big V of geese in the air, heading toward Texas, or maybe Mexico. Some of the trees are starting to change color. Even though it's still warm, Fall is in the air!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Critter Watch

It's a sparkling, cool morning in early September. A family of wild turkeys wandered past our yard and I saw a flock of birds flying South. Are they leaving early, or just going to the Fair???

Friday, August 28, 2009

Critter Watch

A doe with two fawns was in our horse pasture yesterday morning. The fawns were dancing and jumping around like crazy things. I think they must have felt good!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Critter Watch

This morning I saw a mother wild turkey and her seven babies. The babies all ran out of the road when they saw my car, but the mom stood in the road watching me for a few minutes.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Critter Watch

We have Sandhill Cranes in our horse pasture! You can hear them clacking before you see them. There are two large grey adults and one smaller reddish young crane.