My son went to his last summer nature camp this week, it was on lizards and amphibians. Today was parents day so I got to go with him to see what he learned about. This camp was in a new nature preserve that he hasn’t been to before, so it was fun to explore and check out all the cool things Mother Nature had to offer.
We had to find lizards and amphibians, both real ones, and some characters dressed up to be amphibians and lizards. We had a good time asking questions and learning more about these fascinating creatures.
Here’s a salamander one of the kids found under a rock.
We also saw a box turtle that the naturalist had on hand for the kids to see and ask questions about.
Look close and you can see a black snake a couple of the kids spotted in the pond.
Oh, and the part my son liked best, having the parents eat fried worms and crickets. The kids tested them out earlier in the week, so they knew what was coming. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be when my son came home earlier in the week and sang out, “you have to eat fried worms on Friday! We tried them today, Mexican flavor, and they were yummy!” Yikes!
The fried worms and crickets came from Trader Joe’s, and were prepackaged, so it wasn’t like they were frying up night crawlers or something.
I wasn’t brave enough to try a cricket, but I did try a barbecue flavor fried worm, all I can say is it was crunchy. You should have seen the smile on my son’s face. I don’t think he thought I would eat one.
They have one more camp next week, but our schedule is a little crazy, so this was the last one he gets to attend. The summer camps were great because they gave me a few hours to get work done, and my son had a blast while he was learning about nature. This was his second year for the camps, hopefully he can go again next year.