Wonder in the Woods

Living and Learning in the Pacific Northwest

Deer Sighting

We are enjoying the weather! Two days ago, we saw a buck in the field across from our house. Yesterday we went swimming for a couple of hours at the … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Summer Learning

We are busy reading and swimming this summer.  We went to Oklahoma in June and yesterday we got a pool pass for the summer.  I was thinking that a library card, hammock and … Continue reading

July 6, 2011 · 3 Comments

Termites and Bats!

Last night was a beautiful night for a backyard campfire.  We noticed a termite fly over our heads, then another, then another.  We turned around a discovered a swarm around … Continue reading

September 25, 2010 · 1 Comment

Heart Pumping Nature

We had an incident today that got my heart pumping.  Last month a coyote got one of our chickens and several of the neighbors chickens.  The other neighbor saw the coyote … Continue reading

August 22, 2010 · 8 Comments

August Nature Studies

We are back on track with “formal” nature studies, pun intended, which means we are walking to and along the railroad tracks and I have my camera.  I’d like to think the boys look a bit … Continue reading

August 11, 2010 · 11 Comments


Look what we found in our bathtub!  Since we are homeschoolers I had to catch it so we can observe it.  

August 10, 2010 · 7 Comments

Outdoor Challenge Day 18, 19, 20

April 18 — We went for a drive to our favorite area in the mountains and walked around exploring (2 hours).  We wanted to see if the snow melted enough … Continue reading

April 20, 2010 · 17 Comments

Forest Nature Study

On Thursday, we went up to the mountains and enjoyed the beautiful weather. It is suprising to see so little snow.  Wingman (3) climbed over some big trees and tested his forest legs.   Ham (6)  is comfortable … Continue reading

March 21, 2010 · 1 Comment

Animal Behaviors, Signs and Tracks

Our family spends quite a bit of time in the woods looking for signs of animals, bird watching, fishing, and bow hunting.  It’s a family tradition.  It’s no wonder that Hunter (6) likes … Continue reading

March 2, 2010 · 1 Comment



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