Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A "Nana field trip" to Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge...

On Wednesdays I help my oldest daughter by homeschooling my granddaughter.  This gives my daughter a break and my granddaughter a nice mid-week change of pace.  If all goes well and we get our schoolwork done before too late in the day, then we have some fun.  We may bake something, do an art or craft project, go on a walk to the park, or go on a field trip.  On a recent rainy Wednesday, we were both tired of being indoors but couldn't think of anything to do in the wet weather.  Suddenly, I recalled a drive through wildlife refuge that a friend had told me about. Since it was only a twenty minute drive from my house, my granddaughter and I decided to check it out.
My granddaughter loves the outdoors and nature as do I. Though we were inside of the car we rolled down the windows to see what we could see.  At first we just saw an abundance of geese and ducks, but then we spied some deer.

 There were dozens of white swans as well.



We saw two bald eagles perched in a tree.  Next time we will bring some binoculars to get a better view and I will bring my zoom lens for my camera.

 At several spots I saw ferns growing right out of a tree.

 And more deer...
 And more swans...

 We saw a beaver splish splashing around his home.  Like I said, next time I will bring my zoom lens.
We loved our rainy day field trip to the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge and will be going again.  In the summer there is also a part of the refuge that you can walk through, so we look forward to doing that.

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18 comments:

  1. Oh, I love it that you help with your granddaughter's homeschooling!

    Sometimes unscheduled trips are the best... :)

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    1. I love it, too. It's been a very special bonding time.

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  2. Look at the deer! So special to be involved in her homeschooling!

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    1. It has been a fun experience for us both. Thank you for stopping by, Tamar.

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    1. My granddaughter and I enjoyed it so much and look forward to returning.

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  4. So many educational opportunities there, but such a serene place at the same tine. Thank you for linking up!

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    1. I am so glad to have found a new place to enjoy with the grandkids and so close to our home!

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    1. It's so fun to discover new places close to home!

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  6. What lovely scenery with the wildlife and nature. I love how plants find their homes in trees, too. I'm sure you will go back with better lenses but I'm pretty sure this trip will always be special :)

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    1. I look forward to going back! Thank you for popping by!

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  7. Always fun time and great memories with the grandbabies. Enjoyed seeing your photos you're sharing. How cute the deer who looks to be eyeing you guys. :)

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    1. The deer seem quite unintimidated by us!

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  8. What a beautiful place, even on a rainy day! I'm swooning over those swans! and your bald eagles - what a treat! What a fun day!

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  9. I bet your granddaughter had a blast visiting the reserve. I could sit there all day taking photos. I've said it once, twice, maybe a few times, but you my friend are one terrific grandmamma.

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