I have always been fascinated by all the wonders in Nature. On hikes or time spent at the park, the kids have always picked up and brought home little finds. It wasn't until this past summer that I actually made a spot on a little table in the corner of the dining room area for them to set them down and keep in one place. With our first summer here, and experiencing all kinds of new things out there, it was time to clear my counter and have a place to display where we can come back again and again to look at and inspect. So here is our collection that went into a temporary box for Christmas.
In September we discovered that the little garter snake that lives in our backyard shed his skin. The skin was just lying in the grass next to the sliding door. Really cool but really creepy. To think that .....1. it is bigger! and 2. it did this right in our backyard next to the door! I don't really know if this is exciting or not. I know they are harmless but it is still very creepy! You can even see where it's eyes were! Uuugggh!