The Great Outdoors Challenge
The Children and Nature Network has declared April to be Children and Nature Awareness month. They have a couple of goals they hope to achieve with this: First, to encourage parents to form their own Nature Clubs for Families. And, second, to invite grandparents and older outdoor enthusiasts to do their part to reconnect children and nature.
The ladies (momma and two adorable girls) over at 5 Orange Potatoes has decided to take this challenge and turn it into The Great Outdoors Challenge. The challenge states,
“in honor of Children and Nature Awareness Month, go outside everyday, rain or shine; then take a picture each day, for the rest of April, of your children outdoors and post it. Just a single picture will do; words aren’t even necessary. Lets spread the word and go outdoors!”
Her first Outdoors Challenge posts shares a few things she and the girls learn/did/observed that day:
1. wilted dandelions attract ants
2. Eastern Towhee bird call
3. directions the wind was blowing
4. if you don’t bother a wasp they won’t bother you
5. worms seem to prefer a sandy like soil, box turtles can eat 5 worms in one sitting
6. the difference between a Rose-breasted Grosbeak and an Eastern Towhee
7. hyacinth blossoms have 6 petals, each little cup on the stem is a separate flower
8. the cherry tree’s blossoms opened today starting with the top of the tree
9. Eastern Towhees are ground feeders and hide in the bushes
This is such a fantastic idea. If you would like to participate, she has a button you can put up on your blog.
She is also posting links to all the bloggers participating in the challenge on her blog as well.