About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!



  • Tag: ‘Tulsa Parks’



    Forestry Departments “Walk in the Forest” ~Turkey Mt. Tulsa, OK

    Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

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    We went to a previous Walk in the Forest event by accident.

    It is so much fun though I am glad we stumbled upon it that first time.

    And that we got invited this time!

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    They had these trail books that the kids could fill out for a prize at the end.

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    The boys really liked this stump with not just dates for the tree rings but what was going on at the time!

    Such a great idea.

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    There were stations set up throughout the woods with activities and information.

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    At this one they learned about the different types of forests in Oklahoma.

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    This one was on invasive plant and insect species.

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    They learned about how to tell how old a tree is and that big does not necessarily mean old.

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    They had a station about all the different products that use parts of trees.

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    Then at the end they gave out a little Loblolly Pine!

    I am hoping we don’t kill it.

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    The kids got to pick a prize from the prize table for finishing their books!

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    This is a great event if you have a reluctant hiker or just want to learn more about the woods!

    Make sure you keep an eye on their page for the next one.

    41st Street Plaza ~Tulsa, OK

    Monday, September 15th, 2014

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    I had been to this riverside park a while ago but did not get to spend much time checking it out.

    We went back last month.

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    It is a pretty park with some nice playground equipment but I felt like my boys were a little old for the park.

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    The water features especially seemed geared more for little ones.

    It worked out okay since not many of the kids wanted to play in the water that day but the boys would have been really bored if they were not allowed to splash due to small kids.

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    I allowed it as long as no other kids were nearby.

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    Their vivid imaginations came in handy as well.

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    They pretended to be alligators for a long time and that made it a fun place for them.

    This would not have worked again if their were many kids around since they were taking up a whole water feature.

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    They enjoyed it since it was something new and different but I am not sure we will make this a regular stop.

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    If you have little ones that do not really like the big splashpads with lots of water going everywhere than I think this would be a great place for you to bring them!

    I have read that the water stays on until October 1st, does anyone know if that is true?

    All the other splashpads turn off after Labor Day.

    This post makes me miss the carefree days of summer.

    We are on our third week of school and still feeling the adjustment.

    Only 170 more school days until summer…

    Woodward Park and the Linnaeus Teaching Gardens ~Tulsa, OK

    Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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    Last week we went with friends to Woodward Park to see the roses and visit the Linnaeus Teaching Gardens.

    I had been talking to my oldest about bringing his camera for over a week and he was really excited to take pictures of the flowers.

    We were running short on time so I had checked his camera before we left, realized his memory card was full, and transferred them onto the computer.

    When we got to the park he turned on his camera and told me it said there was no memory card…

    Oops.

    I forgot to put it back in the camera.

    We hurried to the nearest Walgreens though and I bought him another memory card.

    I would usually not do that but I had really talked up this trip to him.

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    These two shots are his.

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    Their ponds were filled with tadpoles in all different stages of growth!

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    His shot of the tadpoles.

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    I am surprised she looked up at me.

    They are so used to me stalking them with the camera, they do not even notice me usually.

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    He kept showing them the shots he got.

    So cute.

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    This is his picture of a rose.

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    The shot he was taking.

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    He requested that we stand in front of the roses for a picture.

    The kids were smiling and looking in the first two he took but the ISO was way too high and they were to bright.

    I helped him fix it but they were done by then.

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    These next three are his.

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    On our way into the Teaching Gardens.

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    I need a pond like this and someone to take care of it…

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    This is his.

    She wanted him to take a picture of the fairy gardens.

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    Looking at the fish.

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    These two are his.

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    We decided to visit the greenhouse in the park before we left.

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    This little guy was hiding in one of the plants.

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    This is his shot.

    I really enjoy seeing the day through his eyes!

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    I always enjoy visiting the teaching gardens!

    If you live in the area be sure to check it out this summer!

    The roses start fading pretty soon so you  need to go soon to see them.

    Do you have a favorite garden in your area?

    Here is the post from our visit last year.