Monthly Archives: February 2009

Butterfly Field Trip

 

Budding photographers in our group

Budding photographers in our group

 

Sparkling violet ear hummingbird (I think)

Sparkling violet ear hummingbird (I think)

Piano Key Butterfly

Piano Key Butterfly

 

 

Oh the butterflies!  Thousands of them!!!  I have a whole new respect for these little creatures.  How neat they are!  I could have sat for hours watching them.  We also met a bunch of neat birds including humming birds. 

 

Indie and a Grecian Shoemaker Butterfly

Indie and a Grecian Shoemaker Butterfly

 

 

 

 

Wish you could see of the butterflies around us.

Wish you could see of the butterflies around us.

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Blue Morpho

Blue Morpho

 

Possibly a Tree Nymph Butterfly

Possibly a Tree Nymph Butterfly

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Monkey Jungle – Miami

We took a day trip to Monkey Jungle today.  What a place.  Guess they moved about 5 years ago to their current location and it’s a great place for a field trip with kids.  Especially in February.  The weather was perfect!  We are adventuring out on field trips in South Florida this week because they are giving great discounts to homeschoolers all week.  A great benefit to us!

Watching a trainer hanging out with an orangutang

Watching a trainer hanging out with an orangutang

 

Petting and feeding kangaroo!

Petting and feeding kangaroo!

up close with crocodiles

up close with crocodiles

group shot!

group shot!

 

wow! petting a monkey.

wow! petting a monkey.

uh oh, starting to get tired.

uh oh, starting to get tired.

 

reading selection for the car trip home

reading selection for the car trip home

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Strawberry U-Pick Field trip

We learned about good and bad bug in an organic garden and how to control them.  We got to pick a pint of strawberries, hang out with friends and we got a sweet treat at the end of our adventure.  img_0466sizedimg_0475sizedimg_0456sized

learning about lady bugs

learning about lady bugs

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4-H Mud Flat Birds

 

Everyone listening to our guide

Everyone listening to our guide

 

 

Today we met up with fellow 4-Hers at a state park to learn about mud flat birds.  We also learned about local vegetation, some about the first Fl. settlers, local wild life and so much more.  Nature is one of Indie’s favorite things to learn about.  He loves going on nature walks and exploring new parks. We had a great time and it was extra special that Papa could come along.  Today is presidents day of he had the day off.

 

looking for shore birds

looking for shore birds

Doesn't Beluga look like Wall-E?

Doesn't Beluga look like Wall-E?

 

Look at all of those shells!

Look at all of those shells!

A little windy and cold but it was great!

A little windy and cold but it was great!

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