HFP families gathered just east of the Audubon Society in the quixotic early spring weather to join in circle time and to sing songs for the earth and her creatures.
We headed down the trail towards the pavilion and pond where cutthroat trout live. The murky pond promised possible glimpses of frogs and turtles…
Continuing towards the creek, and splitting off in groups, we saw different native plants:
TRILLIUM SALMONBERRY BLOSSOM
We played a predator/prey chase game in which mice (children) could nestle into a hole or camouflage themselves in order to avoid becoming the owl’s (Teacher Susan’s) next meal.
We got up close to many native friends of the sky, water and earth.
Our forest circle time included a birthday candle ritual and a farewell song for a friend’s last day before moving to Denmark . How special to celebrate while surrounded by moss, fern and trees!
It was a day of friends, trees, magnificent birds and lots of exploring!