The most consistently fun little science/nature activity that we do is The Checking of the Logs. They started as a ring around a campfire in our backyard a couple of years back, then one day we looked under them to see what was going on down there.
Every time it is a little bit different. We see lots of pill bugs, spiders, worms, centipedes, millipedes, slugs, ants, termites, and other critters. The best is when we find families of garter snakes – which we pick up and hold carefully when the opportunity strikes.
Whenever we are down in the back yard, we check the logs. These are pictures from this season’s first round (maybe second). Bee loves the worms.
This time we got really lucky and found salamanders too!