Thursday, May 20, 2010

Botany in the Backyard

Nature study doesn’t have to be far from our own surroundings. While I was making lunch today, the boys went salamander hunting in the backyard. It was a successful search.

Mama and baby salamanders under the big rocks

scarlet pimpernel growing in the grass

Mexican sage

Butterfly bush (with pretty bougainvillea in the background) attracting morning cloaks

Flowers on the Japanese maple