Monthly Archives: May 2011

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World Turtle Day

Today, May 23, is World Turtle Day. Susan Tellem of American Tortoise Rescue (ATR) created World Turtle Day (May 23) in 2000. In her words: We started World Turtle Day to increase respect and knowledge for the world’s oldest creatures. … Continue reading

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Take It Outside – Seeing Green

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. Each week I will challenge you to see and … Continue reading

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Get Growing – Mayapples

The mayapple is a plant with a secret, and children love secrets. A native perennial that grows in moist, rich soil, the mayapple is found in woods, thickets, and pastures.  If you plant mayapples in your yard, give them some … Continue reading

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Take it Outside – What’s New?

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. Each week I will challenge you to see and … Continue reading

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Barking Frog Reads – May

Lois Ehlert is the author and illustrator of many wonderful children’s book, most having to do with nature. She creates the art for her books by cutting and pasting paper, fabric and objects onto the pages. Barking Frog Farm has … Continue reading

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