Adventures at Tucker

A couple days ago on a beautiful spring day,  we  went to Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary with homeschool friends.  We had a picnic, went on a hike and played a little. The picnic was the first thing we did. Mom gave me a sandwich. I ate about half of it and all of my Easter Cheetohs. Seriously, Thomas announced safety rules.


“And remember not to get mauled by a bear!” Kaleb exclaimed.

Then, we all set off happily on a four-mile hike.walking-copy

We saw two garter snakes, a rattlesnake, a water snake and a Pacific Ring Neck.

Luke almost got bit by a rattlesnake which was really close to him. It was also very loud. Luckily, Luke wasn’t bit. Lucas touched the sting nettle when he was told not to. We had to stomp because it was snake area.

We loved the swimming hole. When we were almost there, we had to walk on dry rocks.  Upon arrival, we saw a water snake.


Also, Lindey caught a newt.  Newts are poisonous.


There were lots of bees. Thomas had a tiny filter and started filtering the water. It tasted really sweet.  We climbed on the rocks, and I fell in the water a couple times. The water in the hole was cold. We also saw water spiders. John and Thomas went bouldering. In the summer, the watering hole is dried up.

When we returned, the fun continued. One mom bought us an ice cream. We also did the free crafts.  Then, we drove to the park. The girls played kitty while the boys played flag football. We walked into the fire station because some of us ,not including me, had to go to the bathroom. Then, we drove back home.  As you can see we had an awesome time.