Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cornell Lab of O & a Special Visitor!

Yesterday we had a chance to visit the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for the second time in a few days. This time it was to host a special blogging friend and her family.

The under story in Sapsucker Woods is particularly green right now. We had a great walk.

We saw some trillium and R11 and our Special Guest had a lot of conversation over wildflowers.

Heather and Barb (and J6)!

I have to tell all of you how delightful it was to meet Barb along with her husband and two boys. We had a fabulous time walking through Sapsucker Woods and identifying bunches of birds and would you believe that as we were watching a chipmunk and a small toad, the chipmunk ate the toad? Just jumped out of a tree hole and grabbed it!

Barb had not been to a forest in our area so she learned some new things on Monday. I'm so excited she took the time to contact me and it was a privilege to have a chance to go on a nature walk with Barb!

Barb it was fantastic! Let's sit over lunch again sometime! This time I want to see some sequoias!

8 comments:

dstb said...

You lucky duck! Barb has been so helpful to me (via her blogs and emails). I am sure the nature walk with her was wonderful!

Sarah

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

It was fun and I so very much wish we could have stayed and visited longer. It was great to meet you Heather and your children were such a delight. R11 and I have a lot in common and it was fun to discover wildflowers with such a careful observer.

I ended up adding three birds to my life list and two wildlfowers! Excellent day all around.

You come to the sequoias and I will take you on a hike and we will picnic under the big trees. You name the day.

:)

Valerie said...

No way! That is so awesome!

And did Barb love our beautiful New York? I'm glad she had a properly nature-loving family to be her guides.
:-)

Valerie

Dana said...

How wonderful... for all of you!

Hodgepodgemom said...

Oh what FUN!! Love you both!

Homegrown Learners said...

Wow -- what fun!! I'm glad your families had a great time together. :-)

This is Home said...

You're so lucky!! She's been such a help to me with homeschooling my two boys via her blog as well. Glad she was able to enjoy some nature in our New York! :-)

Jimmie said...

Oh wow! I'm so jealous. I've always wanted to take a nature walk with Barb. Wouldn't it be neat if she hosted nature weekend retreats for homeschool moms? Sigh... what a delight!