It's been awhile since we've completed an Outdoor Hour challenge! This will be our last one for the tree focus, as we don't have any of the other trees featured in the remaining challenges, and the boys are anxious to move on to the weather focus. :)
We enjoyed a beautiful, cloudless, brisk day for our walk today. Sunny but cool and a slight breeze. We observed the oak in our own front yard, noting it's acorns, leaves and branches.
Here ds2 shows the "meat" of an acorn. He was curious as to whether or not acorns were edible so we researched online. They are! Most are quite bitter, though. He then admits to me that he had already tasted an acorn before, during a walk with my father lol.
We took a short walk down the street (as long as my broken toe could stand lol) and found a large oak with different acorns in a neighbor's yard.
Boys will be boys...they had to stop and see what's behind the fence. lol. That area used to be open and had access to a little creek and wooded area. That's where my father would take the boys for walks. They would often find lizards, turtles and even snakes! Since they built the neighborhood behind our subdivision this area was "developed" and what was left has been cordoned off.