|This is the big sign in front of the park.|
When we entered the park we saw two buildings and two small ponds. We were asked to put all of our lunches and personal belongings in one room. As soon as we walked out of the room that we put our lunch in, we walked up to the first pond. This pond had lily pads, tadpoles, and a big turtle. Then we walked to the second pond and that pond had many tadpoles I got to see a huge tadpole.
|This is a flower that came from the lily pad.|
|This is a picture of the Chumash hut.|
|This is all of the Classtopians trying to see the Chumash hut.|
After we were done with looking at the hut. The rangers gathered all of the Classtopians and said that we will be going on a hike. We were surprised because we thought that we were going to bird watch. We got a special hike down to the nursery to see native plants. The trail we took to the nursery was steep and a little scary. We all got to the nursery safely. We saw a big Black Walnut tree and a baby Black Walnut tree. They showed us dice made from the walnut that the Native People used to play with.
|These are the baby walnuts on the big walnut tree.|
After we left the nursery we walked up the hill and saw a huge pile of trash. This was sad to see because some body just dumped the trash in nature. The trash can harm the wild life. This was not very nice. I wish I knew who did this so I can dump all of this trash on his/her front yard. Lets see how they would feel.
|This is the trash.|
|This is the bullfrog.|
After we came down the three mile hill we ate a good lunch. I had a Subway sandwich. When we were done eating two of the rangers came out with two snakes. One of the snakes was a gopher snake and the other snake was a king snake. The gopher snake was huge. The snake was the size of Christopher. That is about four feet. The king snake was also about three to four feet. King snakes eat rattle snakes. The gopher snake eats gophers. I touched both snakes. The gopher snake felt like I was touching a crocodile. It was stiff. The king snake felt very squishy and cold.
This field trip was amazing. I loved this field trip even though it was tiring it was worth it. I got to appreciate the environment a lot more today. Now I am a junior ranger and I will tell everyone I know to take care of the environment around them. Thank you Debs Audubon Center for a wonderful day. Remember viewers take care of the environment around you!.