The Nature Notebook of a homeschooled brother and sister, known as "Coral Snake" and "North Star" (aka two of Donna-Jean's kids)
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Monday, April 24, 2006
Play with your food!
This is called Pig Pie. I used bologna and cookie cutters to make the pigs, and a square cookie cutter for the trough, one little piece of pepper for the food in the trough, and Catalina and Ranch dressing for the mud and the food that's dripping down the trough. And it's all on top of baby spinach.
Coral Snake was making stuff, too.
Mr. Smiley! Whole wheat bread with chunky peanut butter, and turkey cut outs, to make a face!
Friday, February 17, 2006
Great American Backyard Bird Count!
Here's something everybody can do. It's fun, and easy. What you do is you look outside or go outside and you see how many of one kind of bird you can see a whole bunch of times. And it doesn't have to be one bird. See how many you can see.
The dates are February 17 through the 20th. You can do it once, or every day. Then you put your report in to the website.
Here's what we saw today (note from Mom: it's not how many birds you see total, it's how many of one kind of bird you see at one time - there's lots of info on the website):
3 tufted titmouse
1 hawk (Mom saw, up in the sky)
1 purple finch
2 parakeets :-) (our birds - I just wanted to add that!)
This was in a half hour. You have to do it for at least fifteen minutes. Have fun!
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Monday, September 12, 2005
Some Summer Nature Pictures
These pictures are all from our vacation at the cottage on Lake Ontario this past August.
Coral Snake found this bird's nest.
This is a cool sunset picture that Dad took.
It was sunny most of the time - but here are some clouds.
There is a real buffalo ranch near the cottage.
North Star found these bones.
Friday, August 26, 2005
Coral Snake Explains Some Pictures (Part 1)
Monday, August 01, 2005
We were knocking down our old sandbox, and then Mom picked up the grill cover and saw this thing. We thought it was alive.
Then we saw the hole in it. We realized that it molted.
We think it's from a cicada. This is Coral Snake writing. North Star thinks it's really freaky. Mom is holding it in this picture. (Click on it to see it enlarged - if you dare!)