The first class in our Winter Session was spent exploring Woodchuck Hill Field and Forest Preserve. The children made observations about everything they discovered in the snowless forest. Brandy taught us how to identify local trees when there are no leaves to help us!
When there is no snow in the winter it makes the forest extra special. You can see right through the trees and the forest floor is a treasure trove. The little adventurers collected many of these treasures and we discussed what they all were.
This particular wild area there are numerous extra special trees growing. Weird growths, trees that do not belong in our state, different kids of trees growing twisted together.
On this land there is a mysterious tree house that the children love to climb in to and imagine what it was used for. It even has a chimney and bunk beds so they always have some amazing ideas!
February 18th we will be going back to this wild area to see what has changed and to create some forest art!