Photo by Richard Mumford/The Gazette
Brittany Hopkins's third grade class from Sangster Elementary School in Springfield visited Huntley Meadows Park on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The class was one of three third grade classes from the school that visited the park that day to learn about wetlands. They began with a brief overview at the visitor center before walking through the woods and onto the boardwalk through the wetlands. Spotted during the walk were turtles, both in the water and on logs, fish, a great blue heron, a couple of egrets and a caterpillar, along with an abundant variety of plants and trees. The classes concluded their field trip with lunch at the park's picnic shelter.