scatology * ekskrementologia

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.

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Excitement was in the air…

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…from the very beginning.

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Very nice presentation. Introduction to the animal’s scat and other interesting possible findings (tracks, homes etc.)

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Let’s go.

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Wow. First scat. You need to decide if the animal who left it here was a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore.

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Close up. Of the scat.
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Big turkey walked down this way.

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So, girls… let’s talk about …

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Is there anything else here to do? Let’s listen to the birds.

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What’s that?

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Fun on the way.

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Real Missouri snake.

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Now you have our attention.

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Butterflies from around the state.

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This picture is here so you can see me.

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Interesting.

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Tarantula exoskeleton.

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No need to mention this one again.
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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.

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Kids loved it. Surely they will appreciate scat much more from now on.

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3 thoughts on “scatology * ekskrementologia

  1. hey there, I like this i probably need to set one up not that we do much of anything to report but it be fun either way. love you

  2. That Kevin has gotten so cute…..he looks like a cute little Polish doll with that hair and those rudy cheecks. All the kids are cute though. :~)
    Nice photos especially of the “Scat”…..crazy! HA!

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