We really thought we would have to cancel this morning given the weather forecast! We nearly did - but we stayed true to our 'rain, hail or shine' ... and it actually did rain, hail and shine!! Some lovely new families joined us for our wet, muddy nature adventure today.
We walked to the wetlands, looked for some wetland birds which we found with our new binoculars from our Active in Parks grant. We saw Purple Swamphens and a couple of lovely Black Swans.
Muddy puddles were obviously a major feature and attraction for the kids today, jumping, sitting in them, walking in them - running away to find more of them! They really are a fun and priceless form of entertainment for young children and a great simple way to connect with nature!
We did some cubby building, bug hunting, colouring in and oh yeah muddy puddle jumping and playing!