We went on a nature winter walk this weekend with Daddy. It took some bravery since it was only 21 degrees outside (not including the wind chill). Brrrrr!!! While on our walk, we decided to try to find some cattails to see what they looked like during the winter time.
We went to our local wetland park. The kids were so excited to see iced over bodies of water (even if it was 9 inch deep wetlands~lol). Before long they were walking on the ice with Daddy in the lead.
They found dog and bird tracks in the snow. They had fun taking pictures of the tracks.
After a bit of looking, we found the cattails. The kids checked their nature journals and were surprised to see how much they had changed.
They were all fluffy and the seeds were blowing away in the wind. My most impulsive child picked one of the cattails, so of course we had to take it home and study it.
When we got home, we explored our cattail in more detail. That one impulsive child (again) encouraged our study by pulling some of the fuzz out of the cattail. Before long we had it floating all through the air. What a scientific mess!