This isn't too far from our house, so if we need a quick nature fix, we usually come over to Pipewort Pond. I usually call it Lieber Nature Preserve, but there is a pond there as well. It was great to see the trails well used!
The boys immediately started playing with the snow. It took a long time to go a short distance as they kept stopping to make snowballs. One hit me in the noggin!
It was really neat to see the animals paths and tracks. We could see paths in the brush previously, but the visual path made by the tracks was something else!
The boys checked out the ice at the end of the dock. Glad there was just mud under there.
Can you say snowball/cone?
Snow will not keep this one from climbing trees!
We found some wildflowers.
While my oldest (8) has always been more of a trailblazer, I've noticed he wants more freedom recently. I let him stay just close enough for me to see him, but he tried different paths, took shortcuts, stalked us, etc.
We found an oak tree still holding on tight to the leaves.
This boy kept hiding from us . . . he was looking for places that animals might rest or hide.
Another great day! Even better when we made it home and my hubby had dinner almost done!