Tag: Nature

Poinsettia Resource Page

Information University of Illinois Extension: Poinsettia Facts – Interesting facts and information about Poinsettias. Includes anatomy info, history of the plant, and number facts. The Spruce:  Poinsettias – Keepers or Compost? – Caring For Your Holiday Poinsettia and Getting It To Bloom Again Next Year (How To) Teleflora: Meaning & Symbolism of Poinsettias […]

Animal Tracker

Many animals leave signs that they have been around. This activity will have you identifying the signs that tell you what it may be and how you can track them.You will need: Sketchpad and pencil or a cameraOptional: A pocket microscopeWhat to look for…This activity suggests that you observe […]

Hunt For June Bugs

June Bug by Fran W. What is a June bug? A June bug, sometimes called a May or June beetle, is a type of scarab beetle that can be found all over North America. They can usually be seen swarming lights at night in late May or early […]


Black-rumped Flameback Wikipedia: Woodpecker – General characteristics, distribution, habitat and movements, behavior: diet and feeding, breeding, and systematic evolution.All About Birds: Woodpeckers and Allies – Site includes the following info – A variety of woodpeckers, their identification, life history, and a sample of the sounds they make. Some videos have been included […]

When To Plant

Tomatoes Anytime of the Year Urban Farmer: What to Plant Now Almanac: Gardening  Click on ‘Personalized Planting Calendar‘, type in your zip code to find out what and when to grow, and when to harvest. Spring & SummerArticles & InformationAbout: Organic Gardening: Vegetable & Herbs To Plant In August Reader’s Digest: 11 […]


Wikipedia: Spirals – Spirals and helices, 2D spirals, 3D spirals, In nature, As a symbol, and In art.Mathematische Basteleien: Spirals – What is a spiral? and types of spiral.Wolfram MathWorld: Logarithmic Spirals – Equation offered.Phi: 1.618: The Golden Number: Spirals and the Golden Ration – Article: Fibonacci numbers and Phi […]

Pine Trees

Pine Cones Birds and Blooms: Make Color-Changing Pine Cones for your fireplace.Homeschool Ideas: Homeschool Science: Colored Pine ConesBackyardParent: Pine Cone Bird FeederCrafty Morning: Pine Cone Crafts for Kids Pine Needles Doodles & Jots: Turn a bunch of pine needles into a paint brush.Native Tech: Pine Needle TeaHome Talk: Homemade Pine Needle Facial Toner & […]

Bird Watching Activities

We love to watch the birds and hear their cheerful songs throughout the day, so we do our best to make them feel as welcome as possible to keep them coming back. Having them visit each day gives us the opportunity to get to know them better. We […]

Leaf People and Creatures

Leave Monster by Fran W.` Turn the leaves you collect into people, animals, objects, and fun designs.You’ll need: A variety of leaves that have been pressed, construction paper, glue, waxed paper, and heavy booksOptional: Wiggly eyes, yarn, colored pencils, watercolor and a paint brush What to do: Hunt […]

Leaf Identification Activities

If you’ve collected a bunch of leaves on your leaf hunt, here are some fun ways to learn how to identify them:Identify your leaves – The University of Florida has a printable Botany Handbook filled with information about leaves and plants that you may find useful. It also offers a bunch […]