Leap into Nature visited Wattle Park today in Burwood. It's a lovely bushland remnant tucked away in suburbia. Walking among large old eucalyptus trees that were around before European settlement is a lovely experience for young and old! There was a smell of lemon/eucalyptus in the air, it was a warm, sunny and lovely day to be out exploring nature with other like-minded families.
We enjoyed our bushwalk, touching, looking, smelling and listening as we walked. We found an old den to explore, learnt the difference between an insect and a spider, caught bugs and insects with a hand-made pooter/aspirator, and rummaged in the leaf litter with our brushes and magnify glasses to find lots of slaters and other 'mini-beasts'! We weren't quite savvy enough to catch a butterfly - but there were plenty flying around us that was lovely to watch. One of the mums spotted a young skink, which we were able to catch and have a good close look at before we set it free. We also had some quiet time making stick men and other faces/creatures with found objects in nature.
Was a lovely morning, thanks everyone for coming...we will definitely come back to this park!