My Sons and I have been spending a lot of time in our backyard observing the two young chicks Eli brought home from Kindergarten this spring. As I was sitting out in the sunshine watching them yesterday I realized there was a lot going on around me! In that small space I saw a turquoise beetle (yes, turquoise!), beautiful blooming iris, an ant with only 5 legs, a birds nest I hadn't noticed before, shimmering green leaves on my neighbors aspen trees...and then my great idea hit! Why not see what those sweet little scientists I know can find in their backyards! And this is how the Nature Scavenger Hunt was born. Of course, lots of people have created nature scavenger hunts before. I have gone on many myself. However, I can't say that I remember being asked to do one while sitting quietly in my backyard. I hope you try it out and have as much fun as I did. Please don't forget to share all of the interesting things you find with us.
Nature Scavenger Hunt