Today we headed up to Cades Cove for our last Jr. Ranger program. It was so much fun. It was "Animal Olympics"....I'd highly recommend taking part in this one! It's a ton of fun and very educational. The kids got to compare their own senses with that of animals in the park. It really gave them a good idea of just how amazing some of the animals are.
Before the actual program, we got out and the kids ran around awhile. We saw a coyote for the first time. Then, Luke spotted a black bear that was at a good, safe distance. We saw a turkey and some deer up close. We saw a bunch of long-eared bats hanging in the second floor of one of the cabins too. The boys got a kick out of watching them. The boys also had a lot of fun exploring some nature trails that we've never taken before.