Wednesday, December 22, 2010

First-Day-of-Winter Nature Walk 2010

Our family goes for a nature walk on the first day of each new season. Below are pictures from this years' first-day-of-winter nature walk at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood, WA.  It was very gray outside with no sun peaking through at all.  It started to sprinkle a couple times while we were on the walk, but the rain ended up staying away, thank goodness (because I hadn't brought an umbrella and can't take pictures in the rain without one, not because we mind getting wet ;)).

Also see First-Day-of-Winter Nature Walk 2009, First-Day-of-Summer Nature Walk 2010, and First-Day-of-Autumn Nature Walk 2010.

My daughter pointed out the moss heart!
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garry oak forest


My 6-year old found the mushrooms
in the picture above this one at the base
of this tree! They are so small that I was
surprised that he found them. :)

double-crested cormorants

 

Waughop Lake


Female mallard above and American coot below

horse chesnut trees

banana slug