Our 4-H group visited the Burr Oaks Woods Conservation Nature Center in Blue Springs, MO. The program is called Riddle of the Woods. It teaches the kids to find clues to animals living there.
Excitement was in the air…
…from the very beginning.
Very nice presentation. Introduction to the animal’s scat and other interesting possible findings (tracks, homes etc.)
Wow. First scat. You need to decide if the animal who left it here was a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore.
Big turkey walked down this way.
So, girls… let’s talk about …
Is there anything else here to do? Let’s listen to the birds.
Fun on the way.
Real Missouri snake.
Now you have our attention.
Butterflies from around the state.
This picture is here so you can see me.
Sophie touching the snake.
We also heard frogs, kingfisher, other birds. We saw a dead vole (almost like a mole), stepped on hundreds of moles tunnels, followed tons of deer’s and racoon’s tracks, observed termite’s habitat, listened to the moles digging their homes. But you will not see the pictures, bc my American husband took the camera and made some videos with it, which we will possibly never see in our lifetimes.
These are the animals you can meet if take a walk in the forest nearby.
Kids loved it. Surely they will appreciate scat much more from now on.