Saturday, April 9, 2011
Exploring for Signs of Spring
This mornings hike at Britton Forest Trail was a hugh hit with our momstown Milton outdoor adventurers.
Our tour guide Rhonda from Nature's Backpack was very knowledgeable and had scouted out the trail earlier in the week to ensure that it was fit to take our little ones trekking thru it. She presented the information in an interactive way by posing leading questions that prompted the kids to figure out the answers. This was a great way to start off the hike since it got the children excited about what they were going to discover.
Everyone had a great time exploring every inch of the trail. We got down low on the ground and under the leaves to find a caterpillar and a sprout just emerging from the earth, and reached up high to the branches to check out the tiny little buds that were just beginning to form.
A great way to expand on this experience would be to make a homemade compass to help teach directions. I personally could use a refresher in this area since I got lost trying to get there!