We all know that September 11 is the anniversary of one of the worst days in U.S. history, but the date also has a more fun side. It’s International Rock Flipping Day—a time to celebrate all those critters that live under rocks as well as the natural curiosity that inspires us to take a closer look at the world around us.
All you have to do is go outside and look under a rock or two. Then record what
you see by drawing, painting, taking photographs or writing about it. (If you
live where there might be poisonous creatures under there, like scorpions or
snakes, you might want to use a stick to flip the rocks.) When you are done,
carefully return the rock to its original position.
It’s fun and easy and you just might meet some pretty cool critters.