Fire Keepers | Weeks 22 + 23 | Remember Winter? Here comes Spring!

Fire Keepers | Weeks 22 + 23 | Remember Winter? Here comes Spring!

Wow. So would you believe me after all this sunshine if I told is snowed at Fire Keepers two weeks ago? I was there and just looked at the pics and I can still hardly believe it!

What a magical couple of weeks we have had on program.  Two weeks ago, it was a extra cold morning and after playing a high-paced game of Coyote and Badger, we went on a huge adventure to keep our body heat cranked up! It was awesome — we went further then ever before and discover some really neat little nooks, including “Grass Island”, only accessible by walking a log across a frozen waterway.  We found sign of Beaver and Deer amongst Willow and Red-Osier Dogwood that seemed quite ready to shake off the winter. 

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Fox Walkers | Weeks 22 + 23 | Nature Names, Sit Spot & Spring Magic

Fox Walkers | Weeks 22 + 23 | Nature Names, Sit Spot & Spring Magic

It has been a fun and magical couple of weeks at Fox Walkers as we embrace this exciting transition into Spring!  Each day as we wander the woods we are amazed the cacophony of birdsong, all of the new plant growth, and the abundance of hungry “mud monsters” that have arrived since the snow has melted!  

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Fire Keepers | Weeks 20 + 21 | Forest Parkour and Fire

We had a super fun few weeks at Fire Keepers... this included new games, forest parkour, lots of fire , popcorn cooked over flames and more.  We received some good lessons about getting wet on a sunny, cold winter day. The kids helped make a special fire to warm up and dry out the friend who slipped and got soaked.  We found Owl Pellets and Coyote Scat and listened to the Barred Owls establishing their mating territory.   With Spring around the corner who knows what Forest Magic waits in hiding for us to discover?!?!