During one of the storm, a bird's nest was blown out of a tree. We have watched the birds make a home in this nest for several years, so it was sad it see if fall. The girls have enjoyed inspecting it to see the materials used and how the bird carefully wove the nest together.
I purchased these microscopes a couple of months ago when they were on sale. They don't work as well as a large microscope, but work better than a magnifying glass. They are handy to carry around on walks so they can take a closer look at thing without having to remove them from nature. In these pictures the girls were inspecting pond water and dirt from the bottom of the pond.
Story of the Root Children is a lovely book for the first day of spring. The pictures are just beautiful.