Today is a day to think about the beautiful earth that we live on and what we can do to enjoy it more and protect it. It’s a great day to go outside for a walk and see what interesting things you can find since the last time you were outside. Have any plants started growing? Are there any new flowers blooming? I’ve been enjoying walking around our yard and seeing what new Spring life I can find. We’ve had a few kinds of flowers blooming. Like these miniature daffodils…
Some violas and succulents in a pot look so pretty!
Those are all flowers that we planted ourselves but if you look closely, I bet you can find some wild flowers. Like these wild violets…
Our yard is also popping with dandelions! I’m guessing you can find some of those nearby.
Look around for any interesting bugs you might see. What kind of bug is this?
If you said a ladybug you are exactly right! They are so tiny but they are friendly little bugs that help us by eating some other bugs that will harm our plants. This is a really closeup picture of a ladybug walking on my thumb. Pretty cool, isn’t it?
So what can YOU do to make the earth better? How about helping an adult rake up any old leaves leftover from the winter? Has any trash blown into your yard? You could pick it up and throw it away and your yard will look so much nicer! Planting new trees and planting a garden are great things to do too. How about feeding the wild birds? Put out some bird seed and see what hungry birds show up.
Or take a pine cone and cover it with peanut butter and roll it in birdseed and hang it outside for a yummy snack for your bird friends.
With mom or dad’s help, maybe you could put a bird feeder out for the wild birds to eat from. But you never know who else might show up for a few nibbles. Can you tell who is eating at this bird feeder?
Yep! It’s a squirrel! Oh, well, they get hungry too, right? 😉 So whatever you do today to celebrate Earth Day 2020, I hope you have a good day! Let’s take care of our earth! It’s the only one we have! 🙂