Sunday, September 20th, was International Rock Flipping Day, a sort-of-goofy, sort-of-serious way to appreciate nature.
Here in southern New England, we know what to do with rocks.
Near the stone wall, I flipped a rock and found...night crawler, or common earthworm.
I was reminded, naturally, of a few children's books.
Wiggling Worms at Work, by Wendy Pfeffer (illustrated by Steve Jenkins)
Diary of a Worm, by Doreen Cronin (illustrated by Harry Bliss) Funny!
Compost Critters, by Bianca Lavies (She is a fabulous photographer who used to work for National Geographic.)
Many others participated in International Rock Flipping Day, and looking through the list is a great way to find nature blogs. The big roundup of rock flippers, compiled by Wanderin' Weeta, a British Columbia-based blog, is as follows:The Natural Capital Fertanish Chatter Roundrock Journal Just Playin' Around What It's like on the Inside KrisAbel BugSafari Sofia_Alexandra Growing with Science ChickenSpaghetti NaturalNotes Yips and Howls Rock, Paper, Lizard Outside My Window The dog geek Dave Ingram's Natural History Blog Via Negativa Unplug Your Kids ORCA: Observar, Recordar, Crecer y Aprender Will Rees Fine Woodworking ... The Marvelous in Nature Pohangina Pete Ontario Wanderer Bare Baby Feet The Homefront Lines Crazy Maize World Dr. Omed's Tent Show Revival Wanderin' Weeta And don't forget to check the Flickr group, too.