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

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Nature Nuts

Nature Nuts met on Friday, April 15, to learn more about trees. After we ate lunch, we put on jackets and walked across the street to Wakefield Park. We walked through the woods looking at trees and animals that live in them. Because it was a chilly and windy day, we didn't see as many things as hoped. However, we did see some birds, 3 bird's nests, and a squirrel's nest. We found a path and followed it through the woods. We looked at tree stumps and saw rings in it. We found a tree that had fallen down and wondered why it fell. We saw a pair of ducks on Wakefield Lake and picked up a lot of sticks for souvenirs. We came back and I read The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry, pointing out that the animals that live in a kapok tree in the rainforest are very different than the ones that live in Minnesota trees!

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