Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Reptiles & Bugs...Oh My!

This week my kinders and I went on our field trip to Cypress Gardens which is a local blackwater swamp near Moncks Corner, SC. This is one of my favorite field trips that we get to go on each year. We usually do it at the end of our lifecycles units on insects and reptiles, but we had to go a little earlier this year because it was already booked up.

On this field trip, there are 3 fantastic parts: a guided wooden boat ride through the swamp, a class on the life cycle of insects with a trip into the butterfly house, and a class on reptiles where the kinders actually get to touch several reptiles including a box turtle and a corn snake.

Here are some photos from our guided boat ride through the swamp:

The cypress trees growing in the swamp

One of the alligators we saw lying on a log in the swamp

Another alligator (much larger one) with only it's head sticking out of the swamp

The bridge that crosses over the swamp - This was used in the filming of the movie The Patriot with Mel Gibson!


  1. What an amazing experience for your littles! And it's so pretty!

    Heather (

  2. Hi Joni! I want to go there, it's looks beautiful! I can't believe you got to see alligators! That would be so exciting for me & my NJ cuties- we don't have them here. That bridge picture is beautiful- what a great field trip, I love your blog!!
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