Yesterday afternoon we stayed very local and headed to East Irvington Nature Preserve. Mother Nature seems to be having a hard time deciding on whether it is really Fall, as it was an unseasonably warm day. A contrast to the last time Kids Unplugged visited the Preserve, back in April when the children had ample opportunity to puddle jump.
The group was fairly small, with a few new faces, which is always a delight. We started off by making our way to the pond, which is guaranteed to attract the children. We hung out for quite some time on the platform overlooking the pond, giving the children plenty of time to explore
and look for wildlife (and sticks) surrounding the pond.
We progressed slowly along the trail, stopping every once in a while to pick up toads and worms, examine mushrooms and to enjoy the soft mossy “carpet”. It felt so spongy underfoot. A perfect spot to rest awhile.
We completed our loop and returned to the platform once again, where several of the younger members of the group had chosen to spend time socializing and getting to know one another.
We look forward to seeing our new found friends again soon.