Help children connect with nature

Have you ever noticed that children are attracted to other children's voices?

They are also attracted to baby animals.  We watched, in awe, as our 2 year old granddaughter interacted with this baby bird who was calling it's mom from our campsite.

She made noises at the chick as if talking to it.  We gently reminded her not to touch and to be still.  We explained that the baby is calling its mom.

 Redman Campground near Brighton, Utah

Redman Campground near Brighton, Utah

If you want your children to love camping, help them experience the wonders of nature.  It will remind you why you started camping in the first place.

Mallard chicks off on their own. I didn't see them reunite with their parents but you hear mom quack at the end.