|We were the first to arrive, so|
|we checked out the ranger house.|
|Learning how to fold a map.|
|We worked on part 2 of the Jr. Ranger badges.|
She was SO nice!!! She even printed out the sheets we needed, since I left ours in the car.
Just as we were finishing up, the others had arrived. We all headed over to the lake for a picnic lunch. When we were walking to the table I noticed baby frogs. It wasn't long till the boys noticed them too.
|We tried HARD to watch out step!|
|Fireball Coyote snapped this shot of a black and yellow dragonfly and a baby frog. Can you spot them???|
|After lunch we caravanned to the waterfall.|
|The kids worked on the dam.|
|There was an upper part too.|
|I noticed these little black spiral shell like creatures 'swimming' around in the water. |
Pumpkin said they are water beetles.
|Looking on Google, I found a link that says they might be Whirligig Beetles.|
I don't recall ever seeing something like them before, interesting!
|The upper part had a deeper part too.|
|I noticed some tadpoles.|
|Working on another dam.|
|This was too cute!|
|Traveling up stream.|
|I noticed some trash on the ground. Part of our Jr. Ranger duties is to help keep the parks clean.|
The boys and I were given gloves and a bag to gather trash.
|What is the BIGGEST pollutant in the parks?!?!?|
|Fun with my glove.|