I will tell you a story of a deep wooded thicket.
Once upon a time there was a small cricket.
Who went into the forest, but never came out.
Did he like it there?
Or did he have doubts?
Maybe it has a beautiful pond,
or maybe something went terribly wrong.
Well, what should an animal do to find food?
When Fall is upon us & hibernation is near,
food is our BFF we need it dear.
So let’s see what a pack of animals do,
when they form an alliance, so they can find food.
A bunch of animals and birds consult a wise leader.
Far from the protection of their homes, except for a beaver.
They sat by the Owl to rest their talons and paws.
“You’ve made it!” said Mr. Owl who knows the natural laws.
Where are Coyote, Raccoon and Bunny?
Suddenly three animals sprinted it was so funny.
Wolf’s sister was missing and Bear’s brother was gone.
We still have enough friends to get our mission done.
But, first we must play Firekeeper to get ourselves moving.
Then navigate through the forest with flowers still blooming.
Blue Bird directed us to a big beautiful pond,
with lily pads, paw paws, and fern fronds.
Frogs, fish, and eels lived in the ponds sticky muck.
On the way to collect worms we got stuck.
Coyote cut the wriggly creatures to use for bait.
It gushed, it gooed, the worms met their fate.
We fished with a story of patience fresh on our minds.
It wasn’t too long before they made a find.
Bunny, Squirrel, and Bobcat were a great team.
They caught a Crappie Fish and hollered a scream.
Raccoon scaled and gutted the fish.
To cook him whole was everyone’s wish.
Hawk made a fire.
The taste of the fish was dire.
We jumped in the creek with a cannonball splash.
Squirrel touched poison ivy and feared a rash.
We all packed up ready to leave.
It felt like we really achieved.
Finding food was harder than we thought.
If only we had salt, pepper, oil, and a pot.
All the animals returned muddy, sandy, and wet.
Our adventure to find tasty food did not make us upset.