Monday, April 15, 2013

The Morris Arboretum

Over the weekend, the boys and I along with my parents visited the Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill, PA.  My mom and dad bought us a membership for an Easter gift and I was so excited to go and use it for the first time.  Besides getting to visit Morris as much as we want for an entire year, there are about a hundred other gardens and zoos around the country that provide reciprocal admissions free of charge or with a good discount.  Hershey Gardens is one of the free ones...guess where we'll be spending a lot of time this spring and summer?!?!  The Morris Arboretum is a beautiful property full of rolling hills, beautiful gardens, grassy creek banks, as well as wooded areas and sunny meadows.  We had fun exploring on a perfect weather Saturday!
This is the entrance to the treehouse structure.  It extends from a hillside over a large ravine providing awesome views of the property!

My boys with my parents
The first of many bug sculptures we came across.  These are scattered throughout the arboretum until the end of the summer as part of a traveling exhibit.

Another view of the tree house area and the oversized birds nest

Up in the treetops there are nets to climb on...Scott was pretty hesitant at first.  Can you blame him?

Very cautious!

My little chickadees going to check out the nest

Pretty cool, right?

We found another bug!

My little daredevil

Colin and Grandpop

A very inviting tree for climbling

Japanese drummers

Inside the fernery

Giving those nets another shot

Great day, time to go home for lunch!

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