Friday, February 27, 2009

Carkeek Park

I took Annika with me today to check out the Environmental Learning Center at Carkeek Park.  It has been several years since I have been there, and we had a bluebird day to enjoy with no appointments till the evening.


We stopped at the learning center and chatted with a former colleague of mine, Brian.  

The little one and I checked out the taxidermy (Annika liked petting the mountain beaver, squirrel and crow) and then took a walk around the backyard habitat demonstration garden.  It seems that spring is farther along there, since the red-flowering currant is already leafing out, but mine aren't.


Then, since it was lunch time, we drove down the hill to the playground for lunch and some play time before heading back home for a nap.  I had wanted to spend some time walking the trails there, but Annika wasn't really in the mood, so we'll have to come back another time.  It was so nice to be outside for a bit, soaking up the sunshine.

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