Today was a warm and foggy day in the woods– 55 degrees! It was a day for finding animals: slugs, worms, roly-polies, centipedes, and spiders. We talked today about how we care for the wildlife in our woods by putting animals back in their homes and carrying them on wet leaves or bark. Though we get to play with them, they are wild and we can’t “own” them forever.
Char Fox, a Chewonki high school semester student, joined us to learn about environmental education for a project she is working on.
After Forest Fridays we studied some wood frog eggs that I took from a pool in my backyard. We touched them first, gently, and then became scientist writers recording what we saw in pictures and words. It was amazing to see how much they had changed from yesterday to today. Yesterday most of the eggs were round black dots, and today they were the shape of a comma, becoming little tadpoles.
Next week we will see how much the eggs have grown!