We went on a Ladybug Walk today.
These are nature walks for preschoolers sponsored by Portland Parks and Recreation.
Each kid gets the use of a little backpack with a magnifying glass, spoons for digging in the dirt, and other tools that a tiny naturalist might need.
Every week the Ladybug Walk is held at a different local park. Today it was at Peninsula Park in North Portland- a great place for kids, with a beautiful rose garden, a fountain, outdoor swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, and lots of trees and wide open spaces for exploring.
On our nature walk we discovered worms, spiders, and pine cones. We heard a story about the Douglas Fir , and even learned how to safely climb trees!
Ladybug Walks are held every Friday. Join one, have fun, and support your Parks Department!