We spent our Sunday adventuring as a family; we went to Battell Darby Metro Park to explore! Judah started off the adventure with a trek through taller-than-him weeds; thankfully only one tick was found upon exiting.
Mulberry foraging was Grace’s favorite part. And Judah found the perfect walking stick that had a hook at the top, perfect for pulling down out-of-reach berry branches.
There was an impromptu navigation lesson with Nate teaching the boys to get more specific in their direction-giving than the general cardinal (N, S, E, W) and ordinal (NW, SW, etc) directions. Think north-northwest or west-northwest
Grace chose the best times to try out her adventure skills, like climbing this hill. Other times, she was happy to ride on my back as my “quite the load” as other explorers called her.
We also found this crazy looking exoskeleton. We knew it wasn’t a cicada, but had no other ideas until I texted my dad. He suggested dragonfly larvae. Sure enough, this guy is the exoskeleton of a dragonhunter larvae, which is the Ohio holy grail of dragonflies. What a find!
When all was said and done, we thanked God for a peaceful and enjoyable morning for our entire family out in His Creation.