Category Archives: Wildlife

I Spy: Big Muddy Boone’s Crossing

And we’re off!

This area offers a short trail; which would be great for very little kids as it is flat terrain and the trail is less than a mile long.

A paper wasp nest

Reminds me of tie-dye

A PSA I can definitely get behind!

Trail

From the map we could tell this part of the trail ran parallel to the river so naturally we blazed our own trail to find it!

We remarked that these woods were like a fairy forest

Checking out a large tree

Our little tree huggers

Magical Woods!

Coming to the river’s edge

Missouri River

Big Muddy

A tree floating down the river

Dexie in her element

Bluffs

Tracks

And back through the fairy forest

 

Huzzah River 8.28.16

Hello Huzzah!

Hello Huzzah!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

So refreshing!

So refreshing!

Very pristine and quiet today; we barely saw any people!

Very pristine and quiet today; we barely saw any people!

We opted to rent canoes for the convenience factor; maybe next time we'll bring ours

We opted to rent canoes for the convenience factor; maybe next time we’ll bring ours

Checking out the tadpoles

Checking out the tadpoles

And looking for cool rocks

And looking for cool rocks

A fertility goddess rock! haha

A fertility goddess rock! haha

Nice and clear

Nice and clear

Pooch Paradise

Pooch Paradise

Good Stick

Good Stick

Five humans, two dogs, two canoes!

Five humans, two dogs, two canoes!

Very silly

Very silly

Dexie rode along most of the way but also swam a lot!

Dexie rode along most of the way but also swam a lot!

Dexie and Maggie

Dexie and Maggie

Many different wildflowers along the banks.

Many different wildflowers along the banks.

And what do we have here?

And what do we have here?

Weeeeeee!

Weeeeeee!

Yahooooo!

Yahooooo!

So fun!

So fun!

Maggie and Aunt Spy BFFs

Maggie and Aunt Spy BFFs

Almost a frog!

Almost a frog!

Serious about rocks

Serious about rocks

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Fishes

Fishes

Refreshed and rejuvinated:ย on to Monday!!! We love rivers and will most definitely return to the Huzzah!

May in Spy Garden

Bright white moth

Bright white moth

A big fat skink

A big fat skink

Love in a mist about to bloom

Love in a mist about to bloom

Neon weaving (by the Spy)

Neon weaving (by the Spy)

Yellow wonder wild strawberries (these are smaller than regular strawberries but much more flavorful)

Yellow wonder wild strawberries (these are smaller than regular strawberries but much more flavorful)

Me and Baby (the resemblance is uncanny!)

Me and Baby (the resemblance is uncanny!)

Red polka dots (some type of fungus or bug eggs?)

Red polka dots (some type of fungus or bug eggs?)

I added two big lilac plants to the garden; the smell is heavenly!

I added two big lilac plants to the garden; the smell is heavenly!

I heart ladybugs!

I heart ladybugs!

Pitching

Pitching

Wind up

Wind up

Wind up

And another

Like a pro!

Like a pro!

Baby's class had a presentation on their "Animal Project"

Baby’s class had a presentation on their “Animal Project”

Part of her homemade camo gear (used to hide in the forest to spot animals!)

Part of her homemade camo gear (used to hide in the forest to spot animals!)

Art in the classroom

Art in the classroom (the Forest)

Baby and her bestie on the playground

Baby and her bestie on the playground

Loads of strawberries in the school garden

Loads of strawberries in the school garden

And check out this cool composting set-up; complete with instructions!

And check out this cool composting set-up; complete with instructions!

All the new editions in the garden made possible by Gateway Greening!

Kid-made wind chimes/bird deterrents

Kid-made wind chimes/bird deterrents

Lots of native wildflowers on the playground

Lots of native wildflowers on the playground

Turtle-saving (from the road)

Turtle-saving (from the road)

Very red lettuce

Very red lettuce

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is much easier (in my experience) to grow than cabbage and you can eat the leaves just like cabbage or kale

Kohlrabi is much easier (in my experience) to grow than cabbage and you can eat the leaves just like cabbage or kale

We did a good job of checking the asparagus patch regularly and getting a good harvest this year. Now just a few spears here and there still popping up

We did a good job of checking the asparagus patch regularly and getting a good harvest this year. Now just a few spears here and there still popping up

Dexie chased this guy up a tree

Dexie chased this guy up a tree

Groundhog, far from the ground!

Groundhog, far from the ground!

And look who's back! Tonguey II (I believe this is the male; haven't seen the female yet; she is even bigger!)

And look who’s back! Tonguey II (I believe this is the male; haven’t seen the female yet; she is even bigger!)

Good climber (and good camouflage)

Good climber (and good camouflage)

The garden in some golden light

The garden in some golden light

Happy weekend all!