I'm quite sure DS8 is going to be a scientist when he grows up - he's the kind of kid that is curious and wants to know how things work and why, and he still investigates the nature around us.
Two weeks ago he and I took a bike road to a small forrest not far away. It's an interesting place, a nature reserve with some giant trees and viking graves. No timber is taken from this reserve and old trees are allowed to rotten and fall down, so insects can establish habitats and "life go on".
Peaking down in a hole in a rotten tree is both scaring and exciting for DS8. He expect the worst (zombies and snakes?) but is happy when he finds nothing but ants and other bugs.