Thursday, July 19, 2012

Nature Walk - Discover Somthing New

With the nice weather we have been enjoying lately, the girls and I decided to go on a nature walk.

Here are a few things we discovered on our wonderful hike.

The girls love pointing out all of the lichen growing on the rocks. Most people see this stuff and mistake it for moss but it is so much cooler.

We found a ton of bird nest. Several of them even had baby birds.

This little guy is something that I have never seen before yet the day of our hike they were all over the place. After some research we discovered it is a red velvet mite. They spend most of their time underground and only come out only after heavy rainfall. They are great for the environment cause they feed on eggs of nasty pests like aphids. This could explain why I have yet to see any aphids around here.

Have you made any new discoveries lately? I would love to hear about them!!


  1. This looks wonderful - I love lichen as well we point that out when we go for walks as well.

  2. Red velvet mite?! Yuck and cool!! LOL