Paul gave the girls a couple of mini nature-study lessons out on our forest walk.

Probably the most important thing to do when studying nature is to stop and look. Very little children do this naturally. I remember trying to take the girls out on “nature-walks” and I would get annoyed because we’d never get very far. They were always squatting down in the middle of the sidewalk to watch bugs crawl by. I finally realized that this was accomplishing my purpose of a “nature-walk”. Perhaps the better word should be “nature-stops”.