After immersing ourselves in the lore of many woodland animals and then fueling up on lunch, we donned our cold-weather gear for further adventures outdoors, exploring the woods and marsh that surround the Kawing Crow center.
We hadn't gone more than a few steps from the door when we found our first set of tracks in the fresh snow, which provided many lessons in how to determine the size, direction, and speed of the animal that made them. We continued through the woods and came upon many other tracks, allowing us to put our new knowledge into practice. Vince is an extraordinarily engaging and enthusiastic teacher, encouraging our questions and turning even our mistaken guesses into opportunities for learning. This was at least the fourth workshop of Vince's I have attended, and I always learn something new and have a wonderful time.
A fine snow continued to fall during our afternoon's explorations, frosting the trees and adding to the beauty of the landscape.
Vince's baby daughter, here pulled by her mother Erica, joined us for for the morning's education as well as for part of our woodland adventures. What a lucky little girl, to grow up so surrounded by nature's wonders and nurtured in its lore! Doesn't she look happy to be outdoors?