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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tracks in the snow

Despite the dearth of vegetation and visible animals, winter can still be an excellent time for learning in the woods. Identifying (and making!) tracks, for example, is much easier this time of year. Some of the things we've been investigating:

RACCOON
(I'm still puzzled about the track *right on* the nail. Odd.

DOG


AUTOMOBILE
Hey, they are part of our neighborhood too.

Interestingly, the ever-present, over-populated deer don't seem to be leaving too many tracks these days. Yeah, we just passed hunting season, but there's not much hunting here in suburbia.

We also left our own marks in the snow. Eco-friendly tagging! Theo proudly demonstrated his name:

And not to be left out, Cayden declared that this says "Mommy".I see it, don't you? :)

1 comment:

  1. aww, that's cool. Sam does a similar thing when he rights his name- he always writes the 's' lying on its side. And Sarah will also scribble something and declare it says "sarah". Kids are great!

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