Monthly Archives: March 2011

Take it Outside – Vernal Ponds in Spring

Turn off the screens—the television, the computer, the video games. Take time from work, from chores, from the day-to-day tasks that keep us busy. Adults and children, take it outside. Every couple of weeks I will challenge you to see … Continue reading

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Get Growing

When Aurora was fourteen months old she discovered tomatoes in the garden. She would walk-toddle really-down the row of plants until she came to the cherry tomatoes. Once she found the small round fruit, she would sit down in the … Continue reading

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Take it Outside – Just One

Turn off the screens—the television, the computer, the video games. Take time from work, from chores, from the day-to-day tasks that keep us busy. Adults and children, take it outside. Every couple of weeks I will challenge you to see … Continue reading

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Friday Photo

Red Winged Blackbird, the true harbinger of Spring in New England

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Shout Out – Center for Biological Diversity, Turtle Island Restoration Network and Secretary Ken Salazar

The Interior Department recently announced that the New Zealand-Australia population of Southern Rockhopper penguins will finally get a “threatened” species listing. This listing will give them protection under the Endangered Species Act and increased funding for research and conservation efforts.

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Tap those trees

Tapping Maple trees is a great way to share one of natures secrets with children. Yes, that sweet, golden syrup that goes great on pancakes, comes from Maple trees. It takes about 10 gallons of sap to produce one quart … Continue reading

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Barking Frog Reads – March

In anticipation of spring, we are reading the classic A Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson-Burnett. The book is about two disagreeable children, Mistress Mary, who is quite contrary, and her sickly cousin Collin. Mary finds a garden behind a locked … Continue reading

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