Favorite Late-Summer Creatures: Sticks that walk, mantises, and tiny wolves

Summer is blending into autumn and now is one of the best times for finding all sorts of bugs if you just keep your observation glasses on. Here are some of the most interesting creatures we have seen of late. Continue reading

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Nature Walks: Lake Ontario

“So come get ready, don’t delay! We’re on a nature tail today.” ~Maurice Pledger, from In the Forest Last Sunday we made a trip up to Lake Ontario to a place I worked as a Dune Steward the summer of ’04. … Continue reading

Identifying Areas To Improve Upon. Reflections, Paul’s Pre-K, Week 3

Week three done already!  It feels like we’ve been at this for much longer than that!  Paul is into it, he asks to do his “homework” just as sister had to do her’s during the school year.  I love that … Continue reading

Nature Walks – February 2016

“So come, get ready.  Don’t delay!  We’re on a nature trail today.” ~Maurice Pledger, from In the Forest February was up and down as far as weather went this year – we had 50-degree days, a day of freezing rain … Continue reading

Nature Walks – January 2016

“So come, get ready.  Don’t delay!  We’re on a nature trail today.” ~Maurice Pledger, from In the Forest January 2016 was amazingly warm and lovely for…well…January…in upstate New York.  Alas, I feel that I totally missed the month though!  I don’t … Continue reading

Nature Walks – December 2015

“So come, get ready.  Don’t delay!  We’re on a nature trail today.” ~Maurice Pledger, from In The Forest For the most part, December 2015 was in the 50’s here in upstate NY, we didn’t even have a white Christmas.  Snow … Continue reading

Nature Walks – October 2015

“So come, get ready. Don’t delay! We’re on a nature trail today.” ~Maurice Pledger, from In the Forest As I keep saying, time just feels like it’s flying, and I can’t believe that October is come and gone! For the … Continue reading

Dispersing Milkweed Seeds. Reflections, K Week 12

I think I’ve finally had the inspiration for my children’s book!  And it comes, of all things, from my own amazing daughter.  Well, it should come as no surprise really.  She really is so amazing! She has been having a … Continue reading

Nature Walks – September 2015

“So come, get ready.   Don’t delay!  We’re on a nature trail today.” ~Maurice Pledger, from In The Forest September.  September done, no less.  Actually, my nature walks pictures from September 2014 were in my mind all month.  I kept remember … Continue reading