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Seeds!

Seeds surround us as we transition from summer to winter.  For gardeners, this means that it’s the perfect time to save seeds to plant next year.   Try letting some of your leafy vegetables, like lettuce and cilantro, flower and make … Continue reading

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In Appreciation of Forests

This past weekend I took some time to browse through past blog entries.  I noticed certain seasonal rituals and appreciations repeat themselves year after year.  Every fall, right about now, I renew my love of the forest and trees. As … Continue reading

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Fun in the Sun

When I was in seventh grade, we were given the choice to  study anything we wanted.  Most classmates picked their favorite athlete, hobby, or food.  I picked Time.  Whew, that was a challenge to put into a paper and presentation! This week … Continue reading

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Know Your Poisonous Plants

Whether you are young or old, if you want to have positive experiences in nature, it’s good to know how to identify the poisonous and irritating plants in your region.  If you work with kids outside, this is especially important! … Continue reading

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Encouraging Curiosity and Problem Solving with Animal Tracking

In our last several After School trips into the forest, I have been struck by students’ reaction when animal tracks are found.  Conversations between students often go something like this: What walked here?  I think it was a coyote because … Continue reading

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Foliage Games and Activities

Why do leaves change color?  Why do leaves fall from the trees in the fall? These questions are common for those working or playing outside with inquisitive young people.  Every fall, I make sure to address these questions in a … Continue reading

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