Shepherd and I found this newly moulted Dragonfly while picking BlackCap Raspberries.
It was nearly invisible and we probably wouldn’t have seen it, if it wasn’t sitting on a ripe raspberry.
You never know what you’ll find if you go outside, but if you don’t go, you won’t find it.
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Seems to me that this is a tremendous skill set–the ability to be an observer of detail. It is the key to satisfying curiosity, and to lifelong learning.
It is a pity that school curricula overlook this foundation stone. The first thing we teach a child is the alphabet and sitting in a desk and attending to a talking head. Really?!
It is not until their first science class, much later on, that kids will be asked to take a square foot of prairie or forest (or field) and look at it in detail and describe everything that is there.
What a loss for most kids in traditional schools. What a gain for Shepherd!
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