New Years Nature Walk

January 2, 2012 · Posted in Family, Hike, Photography 

I took the kids to the Gilbert riparian preserve at Greenfield and Guadalupe today.  It was fun, the trails are short enough that when they were tired we could go right back to the car.  Our walk through the preserve ended up being about 1.6 miles. Not much but plenty for short little legs.

They enjoyed seeing some cranes, sandpipers, ducks, and for Charlotte, dogs. The other two don’t care for them much but Charlotte gets very excited to see dogs.  She didn’t even notice the huge Canadian goose about 10 feet away from here because someone had a Schnauzer.

They also enjoyed the flowers and the cool seed pods that different plants produced; like the “star pods” they found.

By far their favorite part was the Dinosaur Dig in the area right next to the parking lot.  Had I not gone mostly for the walk we would have just stayed right by the parking lot and they could have dug out the entire “dinosaur.”


3 Responses to “New Years Nature Walk”

  1. Brian on January 2nd, 2012 10:35 pm

    Did I mention that they both came home with seeds and pods in their pockets? Apparently they planted some of the seeds in the back yard. Maybe we should check pockets before we do wash!!

  2. Laurie on January 3rd, 2012 4:28 pm

    Oh yeah, they love the dinosaur digs! When we went to the dinosaur museum, that’s all they wanted to do. (It’s new since we had a membership.)

  3. Jonathan on January 6th, 2012 12:57 pm

    Why yes, I would like highly allergenic Globe Mallow, buffel grass and evil thorny Mesquite sprouting all over the back yard!

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