Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Backyard Outdoor Challenge : Finding the Ordinary to be Extraordinary

We have decided to participate in the Outdoor Challenge and to start it off, we will be studying five ordinary things from our backyard and learning more about each of them.

We will use the Handbook of Nature Study, the internet, and the few books we have in our house to help us find information on the following critters that live in our backyard:

Here is our list:

  1. top photo: spider

  2. in the group photo, top left corner: grasshopper

  3. top right corner: leaf bug

  4. bottom left corner: toad

  5. bottom right corner: praying mantis

You can click on the Outdoor Challenge button above to read more about this backyard exploration. I will report in a few days with our findings..


  1. What a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Alex, so glad you are joining us in our challenge.

    I don't see anything ordinary in what you chose to study....they are all going to be extraordinary.

    I love the toad!

    Barb-Harmony Art Mom

  3. what a great idea~!~
    so many times we overlook the "ordinary" and most often it truly is extraordinary~!!~



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