Our final day of Fire Keepers was one of my favorites. It started off as a typical day of class. We played a few of our favorite games—like Fire in The Forest—shared some gratitude, caught up with a couple of friends that we hadn’t seen in awhile (Karen and Annie!!!) and heard an inspiring story over snack. Our wanderings led us once again to Owl Pellet Plateau, which is where all the magic unfolded. I swear, there is something really special about this part of the park. . .Read More
Knee-deep in a Cattail swamp is where we found ourselves at the end of the day at Fire Keepers last Wednesday, though our morning started out a bit differently! Nature magic was in the air that morning as we quietly observed two Hairy woodpeckers pecking at a Cedar tree, a young raccoon lope right passed us, and a visit from two first-year bucks!
The last few weeks have seen the Fire Keepers dedicating part of their day to bee (buzz buzz) of some service to the park that we love so much and gives so much to us. Last week we have more of an insect focus (Like it or no, it is darn near impossible this time of year to go outdoors and not encounter some form of insect!) and wanted to build a cedar bee house for our docile native pollinator, the Mason Bee! This past week the focus was on cleaning up trash and removing invasive species from the for forest for all creatures from insects to plants to birds, to deer to humans to enjoy!Read More