While surfing through Netflix titles, I stumbled upon a BBC documentary about Galápagos. Episode one is entitled Born of Fire. Funny, I was in the mood for comedy so this was truly an unexpected turn.
I love nature programs and the awesome activity of wild life that’s captured on camera. I remember watching PBS on television while growing up and the inevitable fate of prey due to their status on the food chain. However, this was not the familiar scene with the king of the jungle chasing wildebeest as they do. Instead, it’s a hawk flying back to its nest with an iguana to feed its young, or an injured bird falling victim to (of all things) a crab on land and everything amidst volcanic life. Though I must say, it’s hard to tell the difference between reptile and rock out here, too.
With a life that’s become centered on early learning fun, it was clear there was more than enough here for a science and nature theme. Subsequently, I came across a home school curriculum on the Guest Hollow website that led to coloring pages and more. Some silly sidebar, I suppose Teenage Mutant Ninja Tortoises would not have been as catchy?
The Mother Nature Website lists 14 unique species found on the Galápagos Islands linking to the mating dance of Blue-footed Boobies. You’ll find many more images of these beautiful birds on National Geographic and Pinterest, but what’s the story behind their name?
Photo found on Tumbler that made me smile.
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Kids keep me busy with things like this but so does the kitchen and food happens here.