Spot the Keelback snake between the rocks
Our latest pets - tadpoles in a styrofoam box
We took part in our first 'Bird Count' for Bird Life Australia today, the largest citizen science study in Australia. Friends joined us at a local park to count the bird life and enjoy some time outdoors. The children's interest was rather quickly diverted by the large number of tadpoles nearby, and then by a water snake.
Still, we managed to get our first count under our belts, observe a snake swimming, praise said children for observing the snake and reporting it to an adult, and bring a jar full of tadpoles home to observe.
As the sun began to set this afternoon, my children and chickens free ranged in the backyard, and I completed another bird count. I felt such a sense of contentment and happiness that surely only children, chicken, sunset and birdwatching can bring. xx