I took the kids to the Fort Worth Nature Center one Saturday so Jennifer could get some rest. In all the time we’ve lived here, this was our first visit. It is a pretty neat place and one of the largest city owned nature preserves in the country at over 3000 acres. We packed a lunch and headed out to enjoy some good weather, wildflowers, and hiking.
Here we are on the first hike. We were just getting warmed up. Nathan was doing this strange pose for the pictures
Hannah was very prepared. She wore her hiking clothes, sun hat, and pouch for collecting. She also carried her magnifying glass and water bottle. She wouldn’t let me carry any of this stuff the whole time.
For our next hike, we went out on the boardwalk over the marsh.
Sweet brother and sister.
Hannah spotted this caterpillar and named him Slimy. She picked him up on a stick and we took him for a ride to the other side of the park to our final hike. She eventually found him a new home in the woods and let him go.
They liked climbing this tree, until they saw some ants crawling on it and both of them started screaming.
After we ate our picnic lunch, we tried one more hike out to Greer Island. About half way through that hike, they were both worn out and started getting whiny. About three-quarters of the way through, they were both beyond worn out and started crying and pitching fits. We finally made it back to the car and headed home. Nothing like pushing the envelope a little to far with preschoolers.
Overall, we had a great visit and I’m sure we will be going back to explore the rest of the trails. Next time we might take the canoe and do some paddling.