**This is our final Nature Challenge for 2016!
*Joey and William will be guests here on the blog as they document our Nature Challenge journey for 2016.
The Challenge: 1. Find an animal track: photograph it, measure it and ID it. 2. Observe a bird at Rincon Bayou: note its distinguishing characteristics, sketch it, and ID it.
J: We found a lot of deer tracks. We sat down and drew them.
J: We went back up to the pavilion and were given paints to paint our prints. We also received our very own nature journal (that’s what we painted in!). I drew the deer track and then painted over it.
W: After drawing our birds, Mr. Dane took us on a guided walk. It was a loop walk because the trail looped around.
J: We saw a fiddler crab. We also saw a dead animal and there were huge beetle looking bugs that were carrying away the remains.
W: We also saw a giant green walking stick.
Well, thank you to everyone for following along our journey. We completed 15 out of 21 challenges. We learned all kinds of new nature facts. We SAW BOBCATS IN THE WILD and pelicans diving for fish. We learned how to blog and we practiced using the camera. It was all kinds of fun and we can’t wait for the Nature Challenge next year!