One of our neighbours, Ira, came up with the idea of taking the kids on a walk to learn about some of the local plants. She even prepared a guide with pictures.
Our band of botanists set off in search of samples.
Their labours were rewarded, richly!
Those who could not wait for the picnic, tried placing sticks on an anthill,
and licking them afterwards (I am told it tastes sour).
Berries were also sampled
At the top of the hill we admired the view, although smoke from distant forest fires affected it badly.
Then we shared a picnic,
took a group picture
and headed back down the hill.
The track comes out at the biathlon stadium, where some,
who could not wait for winter, ski on rollers!
Tired, but happy!