I chose the house we are renting in Alabama mostly based on the fact that there is a creek that runs across the back of the property. And as I had hoped, the kids were in love with it from the day we moved in.
Weekend before last, the kids and I went down there again. I had brought a bucket and trowel in hopes of bring back a few ferns for planting, but when we got to the creek, we quickly discovered an abundance of tadpoles, frogs, and little fish that needed catching and subsequent transportation to their new home on our deck. Of course the kids were more than happy to provide them safe passage with my bucket.
(Don't tell anyone, but I think I may have had more fun that the kids. :))