Laura invited the children to map out the life cycle of a small creature of the forest using toothpicks and flagging tape.  The children carefully chose habitats for their animals and made some interesting observations of the forest as they looked up close at the nooks and surfaces that are rich with stories of animal life.

Two boys found a “humongous castle for their adult ant” and noticed a swirling highway on an old log with many little doors to drop ant eggs into.

One of the finest nature poets, Mary Oliver, writes:

To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.