For many years now, we’ve gone to the Critter Count event organized by Vancouver Water Resource Center. I think we’ve been going for maybe 8, 9 years? Not sure. I’ve lost track without my digital and online journaling. But it’s been a very long time. I think Lucas was not even walking the first time he went. That would make it 8 years ago.
It’s a fun tradition. This year, we talked about not going, we were all a little tired of the beginning of the spring busy-ness. Lucas had had a small sidewalk injury and was feeling a little sore. The garden and yard was calling us. But that morning we decided to go for it. And we were all glad we did. It is so much fun. Every time. Every time is different.
We have new experiences. We love seeing the people who organize it each year. We enjoying learning from them, their experiences, their time, their knowledge.
This year we went back to Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge. It is such a pretty place. We had sunshine too. What a treat it was.
Headed towards another wetland.
And I do believe these kids had the best seats.
As we are walking out…
We stopped by to see the longhouse, and remember that we had studied them just last year.
We’ve seen it before, and I love seeing it every time.
We had such a beautiful morning. ‘Til next year, then.