Big BRFAL day today. It was our first of three "Eco Camps" at Booker T. Washington National Monument (BTWNM) today. Well it's not really a "camp" but we spent about 3 hours with local kids giving them some nature training, They learn how protecting our "critters" helps protect the natural environment. About 25 curious children attended.
Today, Nell & Neil Fredricksen instructed the kids about reptiles and amphibians. The little naturalists got to hold an American toad, a tree frog, a baby box turtle, a corn snake and a black rat snake.
Then Shearer Rumsey caught their attention with some "creepy crawlies" as they are known
in the vernacular. They got to see millipedes, centipedes, a sphinx moth larva and a Hercules or Rhinoceros beetle. They then got to go out and catch their own bugs in special bug containers with built in magnifying glasses.