Howdy Vikings and Friends!
Happy Monday! How important is getting outside and being in nature? Pretty important- the state parks are one of the first things to reopen in Texas! How cool is that? There’s a couple of rules you have to follow- like ordering your day pass online, wearing a face covering at the park, and maintaining social distancing, but at least we can get out and explore again!
Check out this link for more about state parks and ordering day passes:
Of course, there are also lots of free city and neighborhood parks to visit as well. So this week, let’s plan to get out and enjoy a park at least once! Maybe you can find a new-to-you park to visit. Be sure to bring your nature journal with you. I forgot mine on a walk the other day, and of course found lots of things I wanted to write about- like seeing a woodpecker nest and hearing cheep noises inside as the woodpecker parent perched outside of it; seeing three different types of butterflies; and watching a squirrel make barking noises while flicking his tail. I couldn’t tell if he was trying to scare away a predator, or simply bored and making fun of a dog he’d seen before.