There are so many things we can learn out in the woods. Just look at this eager little fellow working on his next merit badge.
I guess when the scout master challenged everyone to try and spot some beaver, this kid took him very seriously.
Anyway, there are so many things out in our own backyards this time of year.....if we just pay attention. Yesterday Rosa and I were cooling off in the pool when a hummingbird came by our trumpet vines to feed. Normally the hummingbirds we get are very skittish and you're lucky if you catch a fleeting glimpse.............but for some reason, this fellow just kept going from flower to flower seemingly oblivious to our presence. It was very cool.
Also, our rue plants have become a nursery for Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillars.
And there's so much more too. You just have to keep your eyes open and you never know what you'll see. But always remember to respect nature. If not, you never know what might happen.
Natural switches out in the open air are a pretty effective punishment. I've had the experience a few times. It's weird being punished in the open air with the unlikely but definitely possible consequence of being seen .....or heard. And depending on the switch....they can sting like crazy and leave welts like earthworms!