This Wednesday was our last day at the Wylde Center until February and it was a memorable one! The rain and wind gave us a fresh way to see the environment. The children know the Wylde Center well now. They have explored it in a deep way. They’ve made maps of it, taken risks by going further down the creek which they have coined the spiny forest and exploring the dark tunnel to the “magical wonderland” on the other side. They discovered chickens like to eat worms. They have met the many volunteers there who have invited them to help plant trees and learned about the different types of plants there. They have built boobie traps, forts and dams. They’ve discovered frogs and fairy doors and built boats and houses for them. It has been a wonderful few months and Faith and I have been so grateful for the experience with your children every week!
This Wednesday, we went to check out the dam but it had disappeared. Dante said it was because, “It was too deep and soggy.” We discovered a baby snail in the dirt. The children were fascinated. It’s wonderful what critters the rain brings out. We built a sturdy and beautiful fort out of sticks and leaves to protect us from the rain. Bo, Jacob and Jaylie were so engaged in gathering large and heavy sticks to create the ceiling while Tennyson, Olivia and Harper found leaves to cover the ceiling. Harper said, “It looks like we made art out of sticks!” We can’t wait to go back in a few months!!