When we arrived at Redwood Park, there were two other cars in the parking lot. It was pretty desolate. I had never been here before, so it was an adventure for me as well. I was a little unsure how I felt about taking myself and three children into the bush, so I put my phone in my pocket, said a little prayer and went on my way. It was fine. There weren't a lot of people out there but enough joggers and people walking their dogs that it felt very safe.
We found many many slugs. And we always had to stop and look!
These three made it so fun to walk and run along!
We found lots of centipedes crawling across the paths.
Lucas had a centipede on the end of the stick. Boys and their bugs. Both of these guys had no problem picking them up or touching any of them. As you can see, Mila was happy to look, but there was no way that she was touching. I was with Mila. Ewwwwwww.
The boys found sticks and wood bugs. I think they would have stayed here for longer if I didn't convince them that it was lunchtime. Even though I say that we were walking in the woods for almost two hours, a lot of our 'walk' was standing and observing. So, let's just say we walked for about half of our time.
And I don't know how clearly you can see the collection of wood bugs here, as they blend in with the wood, but there were a lot. And every time he pulled more wood away, there were more bugs. The children loved them!