Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Read & Ramble #1: Trumpet of the Swan

Last weekend Spring was in the air with temps reaching as high as 69 degrees!

Hmmm...perhaps Puxatony Phil had it wrong.

In any case, my family and I took advantage of the weather to enjoy an outdoor picnic and stroll along the grounds of the Audubon Center at Riverlands.  It was the last weekend of their Winter Bird series and a great opportunity to experience birdwatching especially since the kids and I have been reading E.B. White's, The Trumpet of the Swan.

As we gazed in awe at the massive, majestic Trumpeter Swans flying in unison or resting together on the semi-frozen lake, I had an idea for how I might continue the momentum of reading with my children.  Recalling the TBS Show, Dinner and a Movie, I decided I'd like to find more books we could enjoy together and pair with an outing that matches the theme of the book. I'm calling it Read & Ramble. If you have a pairing suggestion, I'd love to hear from you.

The Tree House Wiuldlife Center was on hand with a red-shouldered hawk.  Noah asked lots of great questioins.
Enjoying the sunshine in February is berry nice.

A flock of Trumpeter Swans

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