The first ever Tyke Hike at Cushing Memorial Park in Delafield was a success, but not for the reason I had intended.
After reading the cute Too Many Frogs, by Sandy Aster, all eight hikers went out on a frog finding expedition. We searched the boardwalk. We scoured the streams. We looked in the cattails, or hot dog plants. Unfortunately our findings did not match the title of our book as we didn't find too many frogs. In fact, we didn't find any at all.
the lack of amphibians didn't spoil the fun. I fact, I think the adults were more disappointed in the lack of froggy friends. The kids were too busy splashing in the shore, stump jumping, and rock hopping.
Being a kindergarten teacher, I know that things don't always go as planned. However, I also know that these unplanned and unexpected happenings often produce better results than could have been planned anyways.
We'll see you on September 23rd at the UW-Waukesha Field Station and the Waterville Segment of the Ice Age Trail.