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Organic Farmers Winter Conference

I just got home from an amazing Winter Conference in my area put out by the National Organic Farmers Association.  While not farmers, my neighbor and I like to “call” ourselves organic gardeners (even if I’m still learning)  It was an all day event with workshops and vendors and a delicious lunch.  It was hard …

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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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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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February Photo Contest – Sponsored by Oak Meadow

February Photo Contest by Little Acorn Learning ~Sponsored by Oak Meadow We are so excited to once again host our well-loved monthly photo contest over on the Little Acorn Learning Facebook Group.  We are pleased to welcome our sweet friends over at Oak Meadow as our first Photo Contest Sponsor. This month, the top five …

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Nature Club – Discovering Pinecones

“What if parents, grandparents, and kids around the country were to band together to create nature clubs for families? What if this new form of social/nature networking were to spread as quickly as book clubs and Neighborhood Watches did in recent decades? We would be well on our way to true cultural change.”  – Richard Louv, …

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