I will not deny that the mosquitoes were by far the worst I have ever experienced today for Woods and Wetlands! To be honest, I wasn’t sure we’d make it very long without waving the white flag and calling parents. But every time I thought about it, someone would discover something amazing or suddenly get distracted and we were having so much fun! So we kept going. And we all wore mosquito repellent. (Which I normally do not need to do!) I took so few pictures because I was not only having a good time, I was busy batting away and swatting mosquitoes too often to pull out my phone! If this doesn’t improve, I may have to consider postponing Woods and Wetlands until a change of weather or whatever brought out these tiny vampires brings them back again! In any case, here are some photos of pieces of our afternoon.
*Not pictured: a great deal of time spent eating wild apples!
I am an and outdoor educator with a master's in early childhood development. I taught elementary school for 20 years and now own Woods and Wetlands LLC, offering programs for local children to engage in nature study through play and exploration-based learning. My programs are all outdoors in whatever "wild" spaces are available. I live in Rockford, Michigan with my husband, dog, and three cats. My unique, therapeutic, one and a half hour programs help children to connect with the natural world and with themselves.
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