Monday, December 22, 2014

Winter Hike and Wintergreen

Today we went on a hike at a nature preserve! After learning a bit about compasses and survival skills, we paired off to follow paths, collect trail stamps for our maps, and make shelters. As we were walking, we found...wintergreen! Its little green leaves and red berries grew plentifully all round. When crushed, the leaves smelled lovely. Some of us pretended it was athelas, or kingsfoil, and we gathered it. Here is a picture.