Springtime means school field trips! This past week I had the privilege of going with my oldest daughter's class on a wonderful field trip to St. John's Arboretum in Collegeville, Minnesota. The arboretum is over 2,000 acres of land near St. John's University.
The arboretum has many different land types, with lots of insects, animals and plant life. Spring has been a little late this year, so everything is still brown. Within a week or two, all of this will be green.
|The boardwalk through the swamp|
|A stream through the swamp|
|My oldest with her friend looking for insects and animals in the lake|
|The prairie (very brown at this point!)|
|This structure was built last fall by an artist in residence at St. John's|
named Patrick Dougherty. It's called a Stickwork Structure and is
put together with sticks only. There are five separate buildings.
We had so much fun going through these buildings.
|Looking up, from inside one of the structures|
|And, finally, a picture of the lake outside my in-laws' backdoor.|
The ice finally went out last Tuesday! Looking forward
to making more memories at the lake this year!