Friday we met up with our Nature Club to discuss and observe salmon. Our host read a beautiful story we own called Salmon Creek by Annette LeBox and Karen Reczuch. The writing is beautiful and the artwork is stunning!
After the reading the kids took a brief walk to look for salmon in a near by creek and pond that they are known to frequent this time of year while spawning. We spotted a few, but not to many. Holly still did a beautiful job of nature journaling their habitat along with some other critters she discovered.
When the our group returned the children set to work creating a salmon life cycle mobile. They had all sorts of art supplies to choose from. Holly decided to work with chalks. She colored, cut and created her life cycle mobile - very proud of her work!
After meeting up with the larger part of our Nature Club we decided to visit another site located behind a local fish hatchery. We visited the same creek higher up and encountered so many more salmon, large amazing salmon! We all spent a long time watching these beautiful creatures battling their way up stream to spawn and then witness several whose lives has already expired. The setting was beautiful, the salmon were amazing and the entire experience was just perfect!!! Holly learned so very much that afternoon - a perfect outing with our Nature Club!