Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wildlife and Lowlife

We recently went to Mason Neck State Park  in hopes of seeing  the bald eagles that are supposed to abound there.

We never did see any bald eagles, but we did see some birds posing for us in the top of this tree. 

And we saw oodles and oodles of ruby throated hummingbirds and much to my own gleeful pride, even captured this picture of one . 

The kids got to participate in an impromptu hands-on nature demonstration, where they got to use nets to capture some pond life.  

They caught dragonfly nymphs, mosquito eaters (minnows),  and some tadpoles. 

They were wet and muddy afterward, but none of them seemed to mind a bit. 

We had a great time exploring, taking lots of pictures, and enjoying the beautiful scenery,

but when we left, we vowed that we would come back soon, but in the evening time, so that we might be able to see the eagles (and the numerous other kinds of wildlife that reside there). 

Then we arrived home to find the most exciting wildlife of the day right there at the end of our neighbor's driveway. 
And unrelated to the post, but just for your information, Cami's pint of Ben and Jerry's chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream disappeared right out of the freezer tonight.  Cami immediately blamed me, however I am stating for the record that I am completely innocent. 

And Glen is not.   


Dad-Mom said...

Tattletale!! Thanks for the pix and posting of your wildlife adventure...

K said...

The last line made me laugh hard. (o:

Looks like a cool day. Your kids are very lucky to have a mom willing to take them on lots of adventures!

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