Friday, July 27, 2012

Picnic at Bonanza

A picnic lunch at one of my favorite places, Bonanza.  We took the boys and two of their friends here yesterday for a few hours, and managed to fill our time there with one discovery after another. 

Here Owen is searching for cool rocks, Zach is searching for toads, and Graham and Robert are building a sand castle.

It ended up being more of a Bronze Age hillfort than a castle, but without adding water to the sand, that's pretty much the best you can do.

We were hit by a few raindrops and a strong wind, but we toughed it out.  Benjamin found a group of frogs and tried to catch one, but they were too fast.  Robert did manage to catch a toad, though.

Graham and Robert found this 'really big creepy spider' in the grass.  We looked a bit further and found more, and more and more of them.  About twenty, all within a few feet of each other.  It's the common garden spider and builds a web with a really cool zig-zag line down the center.

We also found a bunch of milkweed tussock moth caterpillars.  Soft and furry, and tickley on your arm.

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