As we continued Olivia's study of rivers and lakes, we stopped by a couple of places to look more closely at a stream and a pond/marsh.
|Ducks feeding in the stream|
|We talked about how the leaves in the stream decay and provide nutrients for all kinds of plants and animals.|
|Olivia went digging in the mud to see if she could find any hibernating bugs, frogs or turtles. We did see a water strider scooting around, but it was too fast to get a picture of.|
|If you look closely, there's a tiny fish in the middle of the picture.|
|At the marsh, we talked about how ducks and other birds like the reeds and cattails for shelter and camouflage.|
|While we didn't see any, there was some clear evidence that beavers had been here at some time.|