Got your backpack?
Got your got your water?
Got your snacks?
You’re on your way, the streets passing like a blur,
Park and pay,
Start the hike,
Is that a snake?
Watch out, a bike!
Look! Laurel sumac!
(glad you took that nature class?)
I’m so tired can we head back?
Don’t worry! At the end is a surprise!
Just 1 more mile,
Just a little while,
Oops, some rocks so watch your step!
Almost at the end,
Come on you can do it!
I hope I don’t get bit!
I see the end,
Just one more bend I bet!
I’m at the end, what do you know!?
I am rewarded with a beautiful sunset!
By: Maryam Zayed Age 13 Photo: Sama Wareh
Oh my favorite bird the Red-tailed hawk
When I am bored, to you I talk
Your mate is 25% bigger than you
So I don’t think you can fit in a shoe
But because your tail is very red
You hurt so much when you go to bed
With your tail shaped like a fan
No one will fry cook you in their pan
You fly so much and you need a rest
So you are the best of the best
So it’s time to end this song
See you later oh Red-tailed hawk
Thank you very much my favorite flock
To you bye - bye oh Red-tailed hawk
By: Hamza Sidky, age 10
The Art & Wilderness Institute Journalism Team are individuals who appreciate the world we live in and love to explore the myriad connections of all things in the world around us. We love to highlight the beautiful things we see in nature and to help others find ways to live with more connections to the outdoor world and the way it benefits us all.