Waco Wetlands

title collage wetlands

 

To get out of the house and into God’s creation around us, the three giggly girls and I went to the wetlands. The wetlands were created when the lake level was raised in order to help mitigate habitat loss. As the water moves through the wetlands and into the lake, it is naturally cleaned. About 11 million gallons of water go through the wetlands every day. For more on the wetlands, visit Lake Waco Wetlands.

We enjoy visiting the wetlands for a walk through the marshes, ponds, and forested areas. We look for plants we don’t recognize, birds we can identify (or not), insects that are interesting, and other plants and animals that we cross paths with. Here is a bit of what we saw.

dragonfly butterfly cattail fluff  girls and treasuresblue dragonflywhite flowers   purple flowergirls watching water bugsheronsnowy egret   spiderspurple flowers and water view sunflower water view

Do you have a favorite outdoor place to go and observe nature? At Home.

 

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3 thoughts on “Waco Wetlands

  1. Nancy Wheat July 26, 2014 at 5:38 pm Reply

    love this. You are making so many good memories never mind the education you are giving your girls.

  2. N is for Night Heron | At Home July 30, 2014 at 7:05 am Reply

    […] one was spotted at the wetlands on our visit there last Friday. (Check out that post for more pictures from the […]

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