One of our favorite places is the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary. The girls take homeschool science classes there - it's a marvelous place. They also offer quarterly night hikes, and the spring hike was tonight. It was rainy today, so we weren't sure we were going to go - but decided to head out there at the last minute, hoping it hadn't been cancelled. We got there just in time for the hike to start. Saw a bard owl in the bur oak (the oldest tree on the property - probably about 200 years old) - we think she's nesting. Of course being the science-fanatics that they are, the girls were able to answer most of the hike leader's questions (they got tripped up on deciduous trees - couldn't think of the "d word").
It sprinkled rain most of the hike, but that didn't stop us. Toward the end it started raining harder, so we were all getting wet so we headed back toward the building.
I truly believe there is no better smell than rain in a forest. Well, actually, maybe a freshly washed and baby-powdered baby is really the best, but rain is a very close second...
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