On Friday a few of us went up to Sugarlands visitor center in the Smokies for our final salamander event with this book. What a fun week we had!
It is so beautiful up in the mountains…I’m so thankful we live close enough to enjoy days like these. I should take advantage of our location more often!
Daddy was the first to catch a salamander! Yipee! We brought along our big ziplock bags and put a little bit of water in, just like the park rangers taught us to do. We each took a few looks at the slimy things and then released them to their homes. The kids had a lot of fun! (Well most of them, not mentioning any names, lol!)
David Christopher and Atalie were also good salamander catchers! Both of them just got right in the creek and picked those things up! More brave than me! Uncle Peter caught one also…so we had quite a successful day of salamander catching!
Then we went back across the street to the visitor center museum and looked at the animals again.
And finally, Holly knew of a wonderful spot along a creekbank with picnic tables to have lunch! The kids really enjoyed this creek! We all got our feet wet and the cold water felt so good!
Oh – and here are our finished salamanders we painted! (From the day we made them with Will out of clay!) The girls wanted spotted salamanders…LOTS of spots! And mine is in the middle with stripes.