It doesn’t take an encounter with whales to make my day. Sometimes a bumblebee will do. In the warm sun, I watched one bee fly up inside a blueberry flower. Thanks to that bee, someday we’d have a blueberry. For that moment, my breath and the sun and then bee and the flower seemed all of a piece. It may have only been a few seconds, but the time in that space seemed long and strong.
Finding the stillness that allows this kind of deeper nature watching isn’t always easy. Those golden moments are fleeting in a noisy, busy world. Yet learning wildlife watching skills can help your family sink deeper into the joy of being part of the wild.
from Touch a Butterfly: Wildlife Gardening with Kids
by April Sayre