Category Archives: Learning Outdoors

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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Celebrating Wildflowers and Miss Lady Bird Johnson

We are pleased to be hosting STEM Friday this week, a celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math books for children. The theme for today is wildflowers, so be sure to click through the link and check it out. ______________________________________________________________________________________ … Continue reading

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For the Birds: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

A few weeks ago our family got to visit the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York. It’s a fun place to go to if you ever get a chance, especially if you are a bird lover or you … Continue reading

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