Wintu Trail :: Nature Study

Our Roots & Shoots outing this month was to the Wintu Loop trail.  We observed some wonderful beauties so our outing was a success.
 We observed these acorn woodpecker holes in a pine tree near the trailhead.
Here you can see a close-up of an actual acorn tucked into one of the holes. We were not fortunate enough to observe a woodpecker in our presence.  Perhaps another time.
When we returned home, we took a different approach to our nature journal.  Rather than choose a specific organism to sketch, we journaled about the outing more broadly, listing the highlights or what was of most interest to us.
We also included a photo of the trailhead along with a map showing the location.  We’ll likely do this more frequently as we progress.

About Eva Varga

Eva is passionate about education. She has extensive experience in both formal and informal settings. She presently homeschools her two young children, teaches professional development courses through the Heritage Institute, and writes a middle level secular science curriculum called Science Logic. In addition to her work in education, she is an athlete, competing in Masters swimming events and marathons. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, learning new languages, and above all spending time with her family. ♥

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