Winter Walking in Nature with Mom’s Lifesavers
Taking a family walk along the waters edge and look what we found – a family of beavers
We love getting ‘out of doors’ in the winter – just going for a short walk will help a case of cabin fever. We were lucky to come upon a family of beavers hard at work at a pond near our house the other day.
Here are some images that we had to share!
It was wonderful to have this moment with our family – the beavers didn’t even seem bothered that we had our dog with us – they obviously had work to do.
Having a nature encounter like this was a perfect conversation starter for the whole family. It quickly turned into an adventure:
- Where is their lodge?
- How come there is no ice there?
- How many do you think there are?
- Do they get cold?
- Are they eating the wood? Are they building with it?
- Did they cut that tree down? How?
When we got home I dug out some of my nature books and as luck would have it I had a copy of Beaver Stream by Marilyn F. Holmer. This book has wonderful illustrations and if I didn’t know better it could have been written about the pond near our house.
Parks and nature trails look so very different in the winter months. Bundle up and go exploring – you might be surprised just how different a familiar place looks in the winter months. Happy trails!