Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Prairie and Grove Field Trip

Friday marked the first field trip of the year for our class.  It was a great outdoor excursion through a diverse Illinois Prairie and The Grove, a National Historic Landmark.  Most of the day was spent following a docent around and listening to interesting facts about Illinois' biodiversity and ecosystems.  A couple highlights included completing a scavenger hunt in a prairie and seeing a gigantic alligator snapping turtle at The Grove.  Thanks to our parent volunteer for her chaperoning and photography skills!