Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Backyard Nature

One thing I love about living out in the country is that there is nature everywhere we turn, including right in our backyard.  The girls are finally all out of school for summer break and, after a lazy morning yesterday, we headed outside trying to beat the day's anticipated rain.  We started off on a walk and met this little guy:


 We discussed the need to keep him only for the day and return him to his habitat before sundown.  We also had a brief science lesson discussing his cold-blodded nature and need for warmth & light.  We  remembered how to determine the gender of a turtle.  (Do you know how to tell???)  Once we determined this one was a boy, the girls named him Tommy Turtle after a character in one of our most beloved children's books.  Obviously, they also painted a "T" on his back with nail polish so that, if we should meet him again, we will know if it is Tommy the turtle or another.

The girls enjoyed observing him throughout the day and he was safely returned to his natural surroundings after supper.  Gotta love backyard nature!

  
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5 comments:

Martha said...

Ohh! I love a turtle! My children are in school until 11:30 today - I'm so excited to have summer adventures!

Angela said...

It is funny that you post this today, when you posted about having such a hard time having "quality time" with the girls. What a wonderful way to have quality time with them!

Robin @ Pink Dryer Lint said...

Can I just say that I love how you painted your turtle with nail polish?

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

That is ironic! I sometimes have to remind myself that, when I stop trying so hard to create quality time, it just happens naturally.

Dawn said...

Fun story about the turtle. And I LOVE the nail polish idea! I wonder how he felt about the color? :-)

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