Seed Study Continued

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We love collecting over here. Rocks, sticks, leaves, and then seeds was our newest idea. I wrote awhile back about one of our many visits to the New Canaan Nature Center where we collected various things. One of the things we searched for and collected on that trip were items that held seeds. Continue reading

Nature Nature Walk Walk Walk

We have been taking¬†many nature walks this Autumn. Some are with the whole family, some are with me and the boys, and some special ones for just George and me while Arthur’s curiosity and wonder is being fueled by school. Continue reading

Beach Discovery and Sorting

Today was one of those days that I dream about: beautiful crisp autumn air, crystal blue skies with sporadic puffy white clouds that look like they were painted by an old Dutch master, and the slight breeze that hints the smells of Fall. So, even though both Scott and I had mountains of work to do Continue reading

Bird and Mushroom Hunt: A Summer Wrap Up.

The summer has been full of activities. Many times, we left the house as the sun was waking and returned home at dinner tired from the suns rays after a day of exploring, swimming, and running. Continue reading

Summer Nature Walk

Those of you who remember our Looking for Spring nature walk, know how much we love exploring at the New Canaan Nature Center. It is one of our ‘goto’ places when the weather is warm, or cold, and if we need to fill a couple of hours or even just 1/2 of one. We love it. So, this morning since the weather was delightful and Arthur had been requesting a walk at the Nature Center, off we went to look for signs of Summer. Continue reading

Blueberry Picking and Planting

The weather has been wonderful lately. Warm with a very welcomed low humidity. Because of this, I feel we have been outside as soon as the sun comes up and running around until it is time for dinner. Yesterday, we took advantage of this glorious weather and spent the first part of the morning blueberry picking. Continue reading

Sorting Shells

With the weather turning warmer, we have been venturing to one of our favorite destinations for play and exploration: the beach. Over the past couple trips we have collected some shells, rocks, seaweed, rock snails, and crabs. We got to build sand castles and we, and I really mean Arthur here, got to release some energy and romp around ¬†in the waves during high tide… Continue reading

A New Outdoor Playscape

My boys love to be outside. I love to be outside. Therefore, we are outside as much as possible. It is a great place to run, jump, explore, and to also learn. Lots of playful learning opportunities! So, we had this ‘dead’ corner in our yard and I so wanted to turn it into a place that fostered creativity, exploration, and play. Continue reading