Category Archives: Learning Outdoors

Native Plants for Garden Week: Plant a Pocket of Prairie

When we think of gardening with children, the first thing that comes to mind is often vegetable or kitchen gardening. Have you ever considered wildlife gardening? It is a whole new way to enrich your children’s lives. In this vein, … Continue reading

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Observing National Moth Week

This week we are excited to observe National Moth Week, which runs from July 20- 28, 2013. The website has links to many local events, so see what is happening in your area. Why moths? Moths are often ignored in … Continue reading

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Seed of the Week: Shagbark Hickory

As Sara pointed out, our mystery seeds from last week were from a shagbark hickory, Carya ovata. Shagbark hickory trees are found growing naturally throughout the eastern United States. Shagbark hickories are easy to identify because, as their name suggests, … Continue reading

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