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Field Trip to Matthaei Botanical Gardens

We had a great field trip with the afternooners to the Matthaei Botanical Gardens! We went on one sunny, hot day. We were so lucky to see some wildlife in the gardens. The children saw geese with new babies, and Egret, a baby turtle and many birds flying around. We also went inside and saw the huge Koi! Here are some photos…

geese

egret

turtle

koi pond

looking into lake

turtle2

This was a very fun trip for the children (except the part where the sunglasses fell in while looking at the turtle). We were able to talk about characteristics of birds and reptiles (having learned about the five vertebrates earlier in the year.)
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg/