Friday, 15 February 2013

Our nature walk

Today we went on a nature walk.

The first animal we saw was a squirrel.Unfortunately I didn't see much of him because I wasn't wearing my glasses.

I took great pictures of some geese. Here is one of them:

I liked taking photos of the leaves and trees as well:

I  noticed that although some of them were dead, there was still moss growing on them.

This picture is my favourite because it looks like what you'd find in a book.

Here are some questions that I asked and researched when I got home:

1. What do geese mean when they flap their wings?

2. How old was the oldest squirrel?

3. Are black sheep rarer than white sheep?

Here are the answers to the questions

1. When geese flap their wings they are warning everybody to get out of their way or else.

2. Squirrels in captivity can live up to 20 years. Squirrels in the wild usually only live up to 12 and a half years.

3. Black sheep are rarer than white sheep. They are rarer because the gene that is more common is white fleece. But if two white sheep had a grandparent who was a black sheep, they may also have a black sheep.

1 comment:

  1. Best stay clear of the geese then Bec. Why do you think squirrels live longer in captivity? I also wonder what they do with wool from black sheep as it would be harder to colour I assume. I love the photos you chose, the mossy one is spectacular. Love Grandad