Thursday, May 15, 2014

Living Local

There is nothing better than discovering great local gems in your community. And what is even better is re-discovering the beauty of a local spot. This week I had the opportunity to join my daughter's great three class field trip. We spent the day at the Royal Botanical Gardens. The rain held off and we had a great day learning about and exploring nature.

 The kids were great. They just soaked up the knowledge. Along the way we got to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, including lots and lots of birds. They were doing a lot of talking. We are smack dab in the middle of bird migration in Southern Ontario.

The kids got to see a number of little creatures. There were squirrels, chipmunks, birds and even a water snake.  The kids held out handfuls of sunflower seeds to feed the birds, some were even eating out of their hands.

The RBG is a wonderful place to visit with the whole family. You can take in a program or just explore the grounds and gardens.