Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wetlands Field Trip!

We went to Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge yesterday and it was BEAUTIFUL!!!
Look at those amazing tule growing along the slough!
"I cannot.resist.that.marsh.puddle! "
 We were allowed to go into the salt marsh to look for evidence of animals.
 We got to try some pickleweed (salty!) Kira gives it a thumbs up.
We learned about many native plants like the California Poppy.
Binoculars are always fun!
Using microscopes to see what is really in the slough water!

We also learned about different bird beak and feet features and then played a matching game.
It is hard to believe this is so close to us!