And just like that the year is over!
It's a wrap!
33 weeks later and it feels in many ways like we are just getting started! Since the “the book of nature has no beginning, as it has no end” as Jim Corbett so astutely put it, I hope that these young Fox Walkers are just beginning on their life long nature connection journey.
Melissa and I have had an amazing year with this group of wild children and the last two weeks have been a sweet way to wrap the bundle. We appropriately spent a lot of time with Rose, including harvesting some fragrant pink blossoms and painting them with sugar water, and dehydrating them in the sun to make candied roses! We played all of our favorite games and visited all of our favorite spots as well as finding some new ones. We had closing potlucks at both parks and it was hard to say goodbye for the summer and we are really glad that some of the kids will be back next year! Everyone else, we hope to see again somewhere down the trail.
Some other highlights from Fairhaven included: Roasting Apples and Salmonberries on a raging fire, getting wild in the big meadow, building fairy houses, going to the Falcon Nest and Cedar Highway, finding Coralroot Orchid (Corallorhiza mertensiana) and an ammonite fossil, hunting for herb fairies and more!
Some other highlights from Whatcom included: jumping off Squirrel Rock, boat and dam building at Clam Cove, a close encounter with a fluffy young owl, making a really big hot fire, using Plantain medicine (thanks ’Tago!) and getting to see a big crane truck scoop trout out of the tanks and drop them in a truck plus a ton more!
If you want you child to be a part of the action next year, please enroll as soon as you can to ensure their space. The enrollment page is up at: https://featherandfrond.org/enrollment-form-2018-19-school-year-programs