An end of the year, beginning of the summer tradition, for us is picking blackberries with our nature group. It’s always a fun time. We pick from wild, public access bushes so some years we end up with just a few for each child. Other years we end up with overflowing containers. This year seemed to be somewhere in the middle.
The berries weren’t of as much interest this year honestly. The kids had a lot more fun playing and finding other things. Pine cones, tree bark, dried sap formations, and even snails ended up in baskets. Megatron digging in the dirt and bug chasing were some of the highlights. So even though we only ended up with enough blackberries for Greenbubbles to eat with his lunch, the kids all still had a great time and explored the outdoors. And isn’t that the whole point of this anyway?