How perfect that the week we are studying frogs we find one in our own backyard! (Okay, he was really a toad but Miss M was ecstatic either way). We decided his safest spot was NOT in our garden with the dog on the loose, so we gathered him up and took him to the park to return him to the wild.
Of course, we took 5 minutes to study and observe him before we set him free.
You just can't beat that kind of hands-on nature experience.