Sunday, 24 July 2016

Fungus Foray


Today we joined our local young naturalists group for a fungus foray.







As well as fungi we spotted several bee's nests and these two sleeping Tawny Frogmouths.




Zentangles


The children have been trying out some zentangle patterns from a library book.






Sunday, 17 July 2016

Junior Palaeontologists


It's school holidays so we had the chance to attend a fossil workshop at the University of Western Australia. The university has a small geology museum filled with rocks, minerals and fossils. After a look around the museum we went into the 1st year laboratory  to look closer with the microscopes and try a fossil excavation. We had the opportunity to see some fossilised mammoth fur under the microscope.



We had a walk around the university which is full of beautiful gardens and old buildings.




Nature Walk at Bells Rapids


We took a walk alongside the river at Bells Rapids. Many wildflowers are already in bloom.











The strange roots of marshy plants





Saturday, 25 June 2016

Bears


The children made these bear collages at co-op. I love their expressions!

Looking After Backyard Wildlife


The children have been learning about birds and insects at co-op. They made these insect hotels at Bunnings DIY store. I'm hoping they don't become snake hotels!

L made these 2 bird feeders.