Friday, September 23, 2016

Field Trip Friday: Questing For Marvelous Migrating Monarchs

Well, we finished our butterfly unit several weeks ago, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to attend this fun homeschool event. Not only did we learn more about Monarch butterflies than we had learned in our My Father's World curriculum, we also learned how to tag the butterflies. And Tabitha was thrilled to be the one in her group to actually catch a butterfly. They worked together to tag it, then she got to release it.

First some pictures of the nature center.

Crawling through the bear cave.

Learning to catch and tag a butterfly.  They practiced on plastic butterflies.

Heading outside. Harold was the first one to spot a caterpillar.

Then we spotted a chrysalis. This is the first time I have seen one out in nature.

Tabitha caught a butterfly!

Gently removing it from the net.

Writing down the identification info from the tag sticker.

Deciding whether it is male or female.

Tagged and ready to go.

Another group caught a butterfly and gave Harold a chance to hold it.

Then we found some milkweed pod.

We ended our trip with a visit to the Arch Tree.

Linking up to:

Chestnut Grove Academy Field Trip Friday Blog Hop

Also realized this went well with The Daily Post's Photo Challenge for Quest.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Throwback Thursday Blog-Style #118: September 22, 2016

Welcome back to... 

I know, I know, Throwback Thursday seems to be all about sharing pictures from the past, great memories that mean something to you, that you would like to share with others. At least that is how it appears to me. Throwback Thursday wasn't something I was participating in, and then I came up with an idea.

I thought it would be great fun and a help to my blog to share old content, but not just any old content. Each week I will share an old blog post from a previous year, any year, BUT it has to be from the current week (for example, something I've posted around September 22nd, from any previous year)  I will go in, edit the post if needed, add a pinnable image if I don't already have one, and share it on Facebook.

Last year I focused solely on review posts for the posts I wanted to share. It was fun remembering some of the review products I had forgotten about. This year I will be focusing on recipes I have shared in the past.

Would you like to join in? You do not need to edit your past post in any way, you don't need to create a pinnable image, though it couldn't hurt, in fact it will help your blog traffic to add quality pinnable images to your posts.

Just go into your archives, choose a favorite post from this current week from any previous year, and link it up below. (If you don't have anything from this current week, it is still okay to link up with a post from a previous year around this time. And if you haven't been blogging for a full year, feel free to share any earlier post.)

Please make sure to share from the past as instructed above if you would like your post to qualify for the Featured Post. Most weeks I find that there is a wonderful post, but I can't feature it because it is a current post, not from the past. I love reading the current posts, if you want to share them. However, I am not able to feature them, because the spirit of Throwback Thursday Blog-Style is to share posts from the past.
Thank you

I will be pinning posts to my appropriate Pinterest boards and will be randomly selecting a Featured Throwback Thursday post to share next week. Just a note, I will be sharing a picture from your post if you are selected as the featured post, but I will link back to your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. By linking up you are giving me permission to use your picture in the post. 

Here is my Throwback Thursday post:

Here is this week's randomly selected
Featured Throwback Thursday:

Stephenie Peterson - Author shared

To participate, link up below. It would be great if you could visit several of the other posts that have linked up. Stop by, comment, and pin images so we can help each other.

If you would like to help spread the news:

Tots and Me
Happy Throwback Thursday!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: September 21, 2016 (w/linky) : Awesome Weekend Fun Part 2 - The Weird Al Concert

Okay, technically this was 2 weekends ago (Sept 3rd), but I had Back to School to post about a couple of weeks ago, and then last week I shared the first part of our weekend fun: The Hot Air Balloon Rally.  I really wanted to share the fun we had on our "last weekend before school starts" weekend.

Hubby is a HUGE Weird Al fan, and he was thrilled when he discovered Weird Al was going to be in the area on his tour. Of course, "in the area" is over an hour away, but it was close enough for us to be able to go.

Looking forward to seeing your Wordless (or not so wordless) Wednesday posts this week.

Tots and Me

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