Thursday, April 4, 2013

Nature Explorers Club~Bolsa Chica Wetlands

The latest adventure for our club was to the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. Cynthia found this winner and the kids had an amazing time. There was so much to see and experience! This was an easy trail with tons of bird activity and lots of new plants to observe. The kids had a lot to enter into their nature journals. Some things to find here include crabs, California Poppy, Bladderpod Bush, squirrels, Sandpipers, Terns, Herons, California Horn Snail and an unidentified snake!

Can't wait to see what we'll run across!

Hands-on learning

Crab anyone??
Wow, that little guy is tiny!
Gee, it's a good thing I didn't bring purple colored pencils!
What a pretty weed!

I have no words for this! ;)
New entries into the nature journals
Friends inspire!
Gorgeous day
Four Wing Salt Bush
Bladderpod plant~so cool!!

Check out those bladders!
From the Bladderpod plant
Inside the bladder~seeds!

Perfect spot to observe the birds below.
Heron in flight

Cactus too
Wetlands overview

Can you spot the sandpipers?

Be careful~that mud is stinky!!
And yes, it did claim a couple of victims
No, that's not one of the kids-it's an adventurous mama!

We have fun too!

Why does my son need a living souvenir from EVERY trip?! This is a Ligia aka Rock Slater