Forest Ranger – Nature Club

Review

Day 5 of the 4H challenge is create a nature club and explore your neighborhood and backyards. Check out the full list of activities in my earlier post as well as go to 4H.org for more information about the opportunity to win a scholarship of $10,000. Check it out here.

The Activity

We explored our local neighborhood park in Snohomish County of Washington State for wild life, like rabbits. During our weekly trip to play on the playground this summer, we frequently saw rabbits roaming the yards.

On our walk, we saw a rabbit in our neighborhoods yard. Let’s play ‘where’s the rabbit’ (instead of Waldo). Can you see him in the shade of that tree? Well if we were a little quieter; we may have a better picture but sorry I have two loud daughters that scared the rabbit away.

My oldest tried to follow it down the trail but no luck.

Did you know? Rabbits can run as fast as 45 mph. Bye-bye bunny.

A baby rabbit visited our backyard to eat strawberries. My daughter quickly named it Strawberry. I believe Strawberry is a snowshoe hare. I have to apologize for the picture quality but fun to see the rabbit in my yard when sitting inside your home. If anyone has a better idea of this rabbit specie, please let me know.

Did you know? There are over 87 species of rabbits worldwide and 30% of them are endangered. Check out more fun facts about rabbits at paws.org.

So what did today’s activity inspire? Well my daughter definitely wants to care for a rabbit now. She can ‘care’ for Strawberry or other wildlife in our neighborhood. Ways to care for wildlife:

  • Drive carefully
  • Plant brush and trees that are edible.

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