So I have officially started as a Young Naturalists club leader along with the naturalist interpreter, and in addition to my new position, I’ve also received my first solar charger!
Our first meet up saw about 12 excited kids who were all given binoculars and a mini field sketch book. The oldest was about 13 and the youngest was about 5. We did a scavenger hunt for tracks and saw the tracks of coyotes, raccoons and various other animals, but the highlight was the chickadees. Black capped chickadees upon sighting a group of hikers joined in, many of them landing in the hands of the children. I can honestly say there was nothing more satisfying, easing and therapeutic than the presence of those birds.
Photo from National Geographic