Thursday, April 1, 2010

On Island Time

Yesterday was a glorious spring day here in the Mid-Atlantic. We took full advantage of the weather and visited our local barrier island.  This island has three half mile hikes that are perfect for small children.  We were able to do the salt marsh, and maritime forest hikes but were unable to do the dune hike because of recent storm flooding.  These hike are only doable for a few months each year....the flying insects are insaitable once it warms up!  

We also visited the island nature center and took full advantage of the touch tank. We are currently studying invertebrates in science and were able to observe echinoderms, mollusks and crustaceans in the nature centers aquariums.

We capped the day off with a frolic on the beach, where E got sand in his toes for the first time. I am so lucky to live in an area that boasts such an array of natural habitats. My little nature explores are always ready for their next adventure.


Elizabeth said...

What a fabulous day. Thanks for sharing.

softearthart said...

A real mix of natural places to visit.Great pictures Cheers Marie

Amanda said...

What an amazing adventure! Great photos!


Kelly said...

It looks like so much fun and a great place to explore.

sarah in the woods said...

Beautiful pictures! Looks like a fun day.