HERE is my post on Operation Explorations of the camping trip but I'll share a few things here with you about our experiences while camping.
We learned that you can enjoy tent camping with kids even after trailer camping for years. This was our first tent camping experience for our girls and they loved it. The pictures here may be water marked with operation explorations but I guarantee they are my photos I just do not want to go edit them all again for this blog post. Here is our camping area above the rocky river.
We learned that this prehistoric looking creature we discovered was called an Eastern Dobsonfly. We also learned that this one is a female due to the sorter mandibles and that she can inflict a painful bite. I am thankful she didn't feel threatened by my holding her.
We learned that this sweet spotted caterpillar we found was a Gypsy Moth caterpillar and it is an invading species to Ontario. He was so pretty to observe and I loved watching his hairy suction cupped feet.
We found toads and made habitats for them to observe while camping.
As well as getting up close and personal with toads, caterpillars and a Dobsonfly, they also got to observe a dragonfly.
Aayla loved foraging for wild blueberries... every chance she got.
The kids also had fun pretending to be puppies and playing in Kali's kennel.
Kali didn't mind...she preferred to be out exploring herself too.