Here are some pictures of our adventures...
When we went to Victoria last month, we visited the Bug Zoo. C was the most adventurous and enjoyed holding many of the bugs. Here she is holding a giant millipede.
M touched the hissing cockroach with a finger and looked at a few being held by someone else, but she did hold the millipede.
E didn't hold many of the bugs, but he did hold the stick bug.
Just the other day we watched a mama duck with 16 ducklings (at least that was what I counted each time I tried to count, but they all move around so much or huddle together that I might have been off by a couple) waddle into our back yard. The kids watched them for a long time as mama lead them around our backyard looking for her way back to her pond. Eventually she left after unsuccessfully leading them to the blackberry patch and chain link fence in the back. They are no longer in our yard.