Saturday, May 2, 2009

Four Worlds

The Coquille Slough was amazing! In a mile and a half, 60 fifth graders hiked through four different habitats: uplands, forest, salt marsh, and mud flats.

This is a big banana slug on giant Skunk Cabbage. When we walked near the giant yellow flowers, they closed up and pointed
downwards. Creepy!

And this little salamander clung to a wall of moss. He was definitely a fan favorite.

We got to try Pickleweed!

The kids were so cooperative, enthusiastic, and respectful. NO ONE ever complained about sleeping in the yurt, or having to hike for miles, or having to eat wheat bread.

Of course, my favorite part of the trip was just being with my incredible boy.
We can't wait to go back with the whole family!


Christy Raedeke said...

That skunkweed is amazing! I want to take my kids to this place. Cool trip.

Jennie Englund said...

Honestly, Christy, this amazing spot is only three hours away!

Hank would die over all the creatures.

It's the South Slough. Check it out!