We were driving through the town of Breckenridge, Colorado after several feet of snow had fallen over the weekend and I was wondering how we would accomplish our nature study that week when Dad said, “Whoa! Look over there!” We turned to see a large female moose and her calf munching on a pine tree in a person’s front yard.
We pulled the car over and watched the scene for about 10 minutes. We were all amazed at the size of these massive mammals. After the pair walked away we drove to the end of the street and got out at a park to enjoy a morning of sledding. About 30 minutes later the two moose came walking up to the top of the sled hill. It was funny watching the crowds flee to safe distances and watch as these massive animals strolled through. After they left we went over to where they had walked to look at their footprints in the snow.
The rest of the week we enjoyed reading in our Handbook of Nature Study about moose. The kids and I drew pictures of the moose in our Nature Journals.
Bud – 7 years old
Peanut – 5 years old
My nature journal entry
We enjoyed learning about these formidable creatures. I thanked the Lord for the Nature Study opportunity he provided.
Psalm 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.