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Identification Contests

Identification Contest Winner – Eastern Newt

Thank you all for playing along with our little identification contest 🙂 Our randomly selected winner is:  Jessica, who said: Allana (2) says its a orange lizard Dominic (4) says it is a red little lizard out for a walk. (The children’s comments are the cutest.) I believe our little creature is an Eastern Newt.  It …

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Forest Preschool and An Identification Contest Win a FREE E-Book~

I’m back to doing my Forest Preschool program in town and I have come to realize that I’ve been focusing on some really important things lately but I have really missed working with children. Every Thursday my friend and I do a craft, hike, scavenger hunt, lunch and activities with the children at a local …

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Garden in Bloom and More

I can finally share some garden photos.  The ground really wasn’t even ready for planting until early June this year so I feel like things are moving slow for us.  We expanded the garden by three more square foot boxes and planted all different types of vegetables this year including:  romaine lettuce, eggplant, broccoli, cabbage, …

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Identification Contest Winner and Wintery Scenes….

Well, my intentions are always good but sometimes life gets a hold of me and I just can’t keep up.  I apologize for the delay of announcing our Bird Identification Winner!   We asked parents to have their children do a bit of research and try to identify two birds here in Connecticut. Bird 1: …

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Bird Identification Contest!

 This Red-Bellied Woodpecker came to our feeders today.  We’ve seen this type of bird other years but this was the first time this winter that he’s made an appearance and it was pretty exciting.   This is the Tufted Titmouse.  He is here often with all of his buddies.  A very pretty bird but common …

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Name that Beetle! An Identification Contest from Little Acorn Learning :)

How about another fun identification contest?  This is a wonderful way to encourage your children to research and learn more about the natural world around them.  If your children do not use the internet, take them to the library to research what type of insect this may be. This large beetle was on the ground …

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The Mourning Cloak Butterfly

Congratulations to Tamara of Tea for Three for randomly winning our caterpillar identification contest!  Be sure to contact us directly at info (at) littleacornlearning.com to claim your free e-book!~ For those of you who guessed it, you were correct;  the Mourning Cloak Butterfly or Nymphalis Antiopa is the type of butterfly our little caterpillar will …

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Name that Caterpillar (An Identification Contest)

It’s so hard to get back into the rhythm of life after a tragedy but I know its the only way we can move forward so I am pushing myself.I’d like to challenge my readers (and their children) once again to do a little research and learn a little more about nature in the process. …

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