Nature is beautiful and always changing. Some days are sunny and you can feel the warmth on your skin. Other days you can observe the rain glistening on the leaves. And then some days you can hear the wind blowing through the tree branches.
Animals need to be ready for all kinds of weather, so they have special fur, feathers or scales perfectly suited for where they live. Take a moment to reflect on what special layers you need when you go out exploring nature.
Do you sometimes need a different jacket or different shoes?
What about when it’s wet outside?
How does the weather change what you experience on your nature walks?
Let’s join Scout & the Gumboot Kids as they solve The Case of The Flying Raincoat.
“Water washes off my back,
quackity quack little duck quack.
I love to swim around in ponds,
with lily pads and green frogs.
But nothing beats flying!
Rain or shine
with my feathered friend,
you’ll find us way up high.
Because the skies are the limit
when you’re a lucky duck like me!”
Let’s take a moment to think about what makes ducks and geese such wonderful wild creatures and how we can take care of them.
Many people enjoy feeding left-over bread to their local ducks, but this is not healthy for water birds or for their wetland home. CLICK HERE for a list of healthy food that you can give to the ducks & geese instead. Remember, only give them a little and don’t feed them too often. It’s important for them to find their own wild food too.
Scout’s Mindful Moment…
“Next time you head outside, take a moment to observe the weather. Gumboot Kids always dress for the weather so they can be comfortable solving nature mysteries.”