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!


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!


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.


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!