Last week Addalyn had her first encounter with a large frog. She found it trapped in the window well at her grandma’s house. This girl is a lover of the outdoors and all things in nature. After checking him out for a little while she watched him hop off into the bushes and camouflage himself in his surroundings. We were able to take time to talk about habitats and why we can look at the animals but they are creatures of nature and need to be left outdoors to live in their natural surroundings. Since then we have taken several trips to Maywood exploring. We have had fun looking for birds and coming home to identify and research more about them. I think we will need to keep our eyes open for a bird book so she can bring it with her on her adventures. Growing up in the country it is nice to be able to share these experiences with her, even if they are not outside our own back door.