Backyard Sept 3 2012
LAVA BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT ::: Go Explore Nature
While our visits to both Humboldt Redwoods State Park and McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park were amazing, the main attraction of our 2012 Northern California road trip was our third and Northern-most stop: Lava Beds National Monument.
I should preface this by pointing out that Lava Beds is a remote park, located in a corner of California that most people never visit (it’s actually just a few miles south of the Oregon border). Most roads into the park wind through mountains and along rivers, making it an effort just to get there.
Of course, that was part of the allure for us. That, and the chance to explore caves with the kids.
TOP 5 NON-ESSENTIAL CAMPING ESSENTIALS FOR KIDS ::: A Little Campy
About Tiffany: Tiffany loves tent camping and cane pole fishing with her husband and three crazy, camping kids. When she not camping you can find her on her family camping blog, aLittleCampy.com, where she shares her adventures in camping and motherhood, from pitching tents to pitching fits. You’ll find camping tips, camping recipes, gear reviews and lots of laughs. Join her there anytime, around the campfire.
LAY A SHEET AND SHAKE A TREE ::: Wildlife Fun 4 Kids
This activity will enable you and your children to study insects and arachnids up close. Your child can develop an understanding of predator-prey relationships, the roles insects play in the environment and investigate further.
Lay a Sheet and Shake a tree really is just that. An activity that takes two minutes to prepare and will fill your whole afternoon with bug discovery.
About Penny: Penny is the creator of Wildlife Fun 4 Kids, a site developed to help parents get their children closer to wildlife and nature.
She is a mum to three girls and works part time as a wildlife education officer. Penny holds a Bachelor of Applied Science – Wildlife Biology and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Early years). In what little spare time she has left, Penny loves to read, go camping and be out in nature.