We got our first frost on (ironically) a nature study day. We decided to brave the weather and go out to Lair o’ the Bear Park to check out the apple trees. We were so cold, we only stayed for about 30 minutes, but we returned the next week to do a hike and pick some more apples.
Don’t you love crisp Fall colors? Ahhhh….
We identified this cute little insect as a Two-Striped Grasshopper (melanoplus bivittatus). They are all over the place this time of year and as you walk along the trails they constantly hop in front and in back of you.
It is so neat to see what we discover on each Nature Study day. I love seeing my kids’ excitement as we uncover all nature’s gifts.