'Tis the Season for Usnea Medicine!

'Tis the Season for Usnea Medicine!

Seems like the coughy sniffles are going around these days, so I’m feeling inspired to share about one of my favorite medicinal treasures of the Pacific Northwest, Usnea!

You may already be familiar with Usnea and its medicinal benefits, but if you aren’t, allow me to share a little bit about this lichen that also goes by the nickname “Old Man’s Beard”.  

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Week 13 | Fox Walkers at Fairhaven | Tree ID & Awareness Games

Week 13 | Fox Walkers at Fairhaven | Tree ID & Awareness Games

We’re so happy to be back in the forest with the Fox Walkers after the long holiday break!

As we find ourselves in the midst of winter, our curriculum theme is shifting towards Trees & Survival.  Hence, we will be spending the next few weeks focusing specifically on tree identification and the survival uses of the trees that are native to this area.

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Week 13 | Fox Walkers at Whatcom | New Year, Winter Cheer

Week 13 | Fox Walkers at Whatcom | New Year, Winter Cheer

It was great to welcome our Whatcom crew back after a very full Winter Solstice break!  Our numbers are slowly growing and we have a really sweet and fun crew assembled on Fridays.  We are looking forward to a really exciting Winter and Spring with the Fox Walkers!  Just a few spaces remain if you or someone you know wanted to sign up their little one to join us!

This past week saw both rekindling of bonds formed in the fall and new friendships starting as well.  Major highlights included dissecting the owl pellet we found in December...

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