To the extent that each person can feel like a naturalist, the old excitement of the untrammeled world will be regained. I offer this as a formula of re-enchantment to invigorate poetry and myth: mysterious and little know organisms live within walking distance of where you sit.
Splendor awaits in minute proportions. -
E.O. Wilson

Recommended Reading for Parents

If you are doing these exercises with your children, perhaps you might be interested in some of my favorite books about children and nature:

* Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv
* The Geography of Childhood, Gary Paul Nabhan & Stephen Trimble
* Hands on Nature,Jenepher Lingelbach & Lisa Purcell, editors
*Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature Awareness and Tracking, by Tom Brown, Jr. (this is not a children's book, but offers great insights into how to be aware in nature, easily adaptable to children)