Friday, June 18, 2010

Polliwogs & Frogs

We headed back to the Carpenter Nature Center for June's storytime. They do such a fantastic job every month! Today's theme was 'Ponds', and after listening to a story about who lives around a pond, the kids were able to go out to the little man-made pond next to the center to observe and explore.
Guess who we found!
The place was swarming with tadpoles (or 'polliwogs'-- just because that's a cool word) in all stages of development. Alex wasn't too keen on touching them, but they were very cool to watch!
The other neat experience we got in today was a bald eagle release by the University of Minnesota Raptor Center. They just happened to be at the Nature Center at the beginning of storytime, so we all got to go quietly outside and witness this guy's release into the wild (he'd been convalescing at the RC after a nasty encounter with a truck). Not something you get to see everyday!

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