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Nature Club

Little Classes in My Home and Our Backyard Farm

Last week began a series of little classes I am offering in my old daycare space to children in town and in my neighborhood.  Nature Detectives is VERY full and each week we focus on a new subject of learning about nature.  Last week was The Sun and Sundials to celebrate the Summer Solstice. It …

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Learning Together in Nature

This little video says it all.. this is exactly why I love doing what I do so much.  It was taken the very last day of the Forest Preschool session and is such a beautiful memory for me to capture.   I love that the weather is warm and we can be outside so much again. …

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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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All in a day’s work … literally.

We finally did it!  We gathered enough sap from the four maples we tapped in our backyard to boil it into syrup.  This was a perfect activity for the first day of spring to share with the girls!   As you can see from the first photo above, we had a decent amount of sap. …

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Backyard Maple Syruping

There are many really awesome things about living in New England and Maple Syruping is definitely one of them.  We have an abundance of maples in Connecticut and it is something I’ve wanted to do for a really long time.  This past Saturday we attended a class on Backyard Maple Syruping at a farm we …

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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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The Gift of An Unhurried Childhood – Nature Club Saturdays

Allergy season has come upon us and two of my four daughters suffer so badly that they can hardly open their eyes in the mornings.  I decided to leave my own girls home for this reason today and headed off to meet my nature club children on my own. It was strange going off to …

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Spring Nature Club – The Great Outdoors

This past Saturday was the first class of my Spring Nature Club.  Each Saturday morning for four weeks we will meet at a local park and spend our time fully immersed in the great outdoors together.  I love how the group is always mixed ages.  The children have so much to learn from one another. …

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Nature Club – Food Cycles

Our challenge for the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the earth’s ecosystem, and we must learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature.   -Jim Fowler My winter Nature Club has come to an end and our last meeting was wonderful. The hardest part …

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