I cracked up when I noticed this along the trail. I know it is just a rock but you have to admit it looks a little like a dinosaur.
There are so many unique treasures to find along the trails from crazy seed pod exploding plants like Jewelweed to butterflies taking a long drink from a purple coneflower.
Take some time the next time you go for a hike and pay attention to the wonders around you. Help your children discover the magic of nature by allowing them to explore at their pace.
We recently went for a hike and watched this butterfly (which I think in a zebra swallowtail but I’m not sure because the parts that are supposed to be white were robin’s egg blue). The butterfly proceeded to shred the small flowers of the teasel. A steady stream of flowers rained down on the ground. Small treasures.