Feeding the ducks

by Lara

We live in a beautiful city full of green spaces. Spaces I don't always remember to use as much as I should.

With all the rivers that run through our city, and the amazing pathways that go along them, a fun thing to do with kids is one that couldn't be simpler.

Go down to the river and feed the ducks.

We tend to go down to the river near Westboro Beach or to a little spot near Billings Bridge, but there are tons of places to go!

Bring along some stale bread and let the kids go crazy throwing the bread.*
***According to wildlife experts, bread is actually dangerous for ducks and other water birds (like the swans.) So we have updated our post to suggest these alternatives: lettuce, peas and sweet corn!

Be prepared for the seagulls who are..... a tad more aggressive than the ducks - which for me is just hilarious!

And the geese... they can get pretty angry so you might not want to let the kids get TOO close... but they certainly provide good targets for running off some energy.

And enjoy the beauty and quiet of the moment too...

...while the kids use up some of that energy they never seem to lack :)

Lara is mom to 3.5 year old Kiernan and 10 month old twins Quinn and Juliette. You can read her blog at Gliding Through Motherhood.