There's nothing like lifting up a rock and finding a whole new world underneath! Bugs, beetles, worms, ants, roly polies and many other little creatures all love to live in the cool damp environment under stones and logs. It's almost like visiting a miniature zoo when you take a peek... and the best thing is, it can be right outside your front door!
Whether you simply turn over rocks in your garden or at the park, or even make your own worm world by leaving a board on the ground in your backyard, visiting these spots often can be a great way to examine and appreciate the diverse and active environments hiding in every nook and cranny... and under every stone.
We love digging around in the dirt, and these books always give us great inspiration:
i love dirt
The Last Child in the Woods
Sharing Nature with Children