Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mill of Kintail

Newborn dragonfly

The Mill of Kintail is a great location for a class field trip. The last time I was out here was two years ago nearly to the day (click here). They essentially run two sessions, one focuses on the stream and the other on the forests and meadows. We were slotted for the stream study in the morning which meant that our class would have first crack at finding crayfish, dragonfly nymphs, blood worms, and salamanders.

Class trip of '09

My team consisted of four kids (one of which was my daughter) and two mommies. We had a great time and the fact that we had perfect weather and no bugs didn't hurt any either. Here are some of the photos from the day...

Crayfish A walk in the meadow Salamander and stonefly nymph
Checking out the critters
Which one is having the most fun? IMG_2749 Soaker

Oh, and if that's not enough this is also the home of the museum for Dr. James Naismith the inventor of basketball in 1891. Yeah, how cool is that?

Mill of Kintail Dr. James Naismith, inventor of basketball

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