Our kiddos Elora 12 and Jasper 10 are nature lovers to the max! Being homeschooled, they have a ton of time to explore the natural world around them and go as crazy as they want into any of their interests. The past few years have been dedicated to the study of insects and water creatures. Their bedrooms are filled with aquariums, jars and plastic tanks all housing various creatures they’ve caught in the wild or bought from trade shows and are now caring for, observing and studying. There is garter snake, a newt, tadpoles, a hissing cockroach, frog eggs, a crayfish, western fence lizards (from a recent trip to CA), numerous tropical fish and all types of insect larva in various stages of metamorphosis. They spend hours every day on bug/fish/animal chat boards, researching questions online and reading any book on the topic our local library carries. Obsession is a gentle description for what these two have!!! I tagged along last week on one of their outings to check on the status of our local frog egg population. I’m told that “frog spawn” were present by April 5th of last year, according to their nature journals. I just adore how passionate these two are about the natural world around them!!!
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