Sunday, May 29, 2016

Wheeler Nature Park SBFiN #8 Walk photos

  • SBFiN Walk # 8. Location: Wheeler Natural Area, South Burlington, VT. 
  • May 21, 2016

  • Weather conditions: Temperature ~73 degrees, cloudy.   
  • Duration: 2.0 hours (2:00 to 4:00)
  • 3 Guests: Sarah & Trevor Andrews and son, and one Turkey Vulture.
  • 24 pieces of litter collected and disposed.

Turkey Vulture on top of Wheeler House Chimney

Each step is an opportunity for unstructured play,

                               and a chance to observe nature. 

SBFiN Mission
 Connect children and their families to nature and to each other through time spent walking along SB natural area trails, observing and learning, outdoors. ~Bernie Paquette

       When out in nature, Stop, Look, Listen, and smell!

               What's a walk in nature without a walking stick.

                                                       Follow me

                               For every home, there is a resident....
                                                                                                                                                 is anybody home?

                                                    My what a big home you have. 

One must keep the left foot on the left board
and the right foot on the right board -
Its the law of boardwalks.

                                                             Wild Strawberry plant

Searching for the perfect fishing pole


One of the mysteries we observed - wiggly lines on the tree. 


Blood Root

                                                      Jack in the pulpit. 

    Silvery Blue,Glaucopysche lygdamus. and
appears to be a male. Many beginners in butt. identification confuse
this with the azure. Gl is almost always found in fields over grasses or
along paths in weedy fields with goldenrod and such. The azure more
or less the opposite: along woodland paths or along edges of fields and
woods, usually in places with moist soils.Females have a black thin border
on the upper outer edge of the forewing, males are all vivid blue, hence
the name.This obvious sexual dimorphism in pattern is not present with
Celastrina. ~Don Miller.

Click on SBFiN tab at the top of this website to see program details, family nature resources, park photos, maps, and information on future walks (held every 2 weeks). Also see links to photos of previous walks.

SBFiN Program description 
South Burlington Families in Nature offers Community Outreach walks 2x per month from spring through fall.  The goal of our Community Outreach Program is to introduce families to SB natural areas through guided walks, and nature observations.