This morning we took a break from the books and met up with the local homeschool group to do some hiking at Bass Lake Provincial Park.  It was a perfect day to be outdoors appreciating the beauty of God’s creation.  The trail brought us by the lake, along a board walk and by some of the old Rowe farm buildings that showed what the land was used for it became a national park.  One of the more interesting things we saw were two varieties of touch-me-nots.  In late summer these plants develop seed pods that explode when they are touched.  We were there at just the right time.  We had fun touching the pods and seeing the seeds shoot out. (Apparently they can shoot out up to a metre away.)  I don’t think that we set any seed shooting records today but it was fun to watch a bunch of kids excitedly touching plants and seeing (and hearing) their reactions.

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