Fox Walkers | Weeks 10 + 11 | Dog Nose and Salmon Brain

 Leo the Dandelion, our guest Dog Nose Instructor

Leo the Dandelion, our guest Dog Nose Instructor

The past few weeks at Fox Walkers have been cold but sunny and we really worked our Dog Noses if they weren’t too runny and our Salmon brains if they weren’t too fuzzy!

We brought in a special guest instructor, Leo the Dandelion, to help teach us about the aware skill of dog nose and followed some scent trails of our own.   We heard wild tales from Ireland about a boy named Fionn McCool catching the Salmon of Knowledge and got excited about the Salmon coming up our local waterways currently. The kids helped me work on a spoon that I am burning/carving out of a fallen maple branch.

Some other highlights from Fairhaven include: “Fishing” at Salmon Bend, finding a beautiful dead Barred Owl, locating multiple deer antler rubs, following Leo's nose to a brand new awesome play spot with hidden apple tree with big perfect fruits, mountain climbing, and fire making/food roasting.

Some other highlights from Whatcom Falls include: Fort building, mushroom hunting, American Dipper spotting down by the water, climbing down the hemlock highway, playing flute, surfing down the hill near Coyote Meadow, moving heavy rocks, starting to coal-burn a bowl and drawing with charcoal.

^^^ FAIRHAVEN PARK ^^^

^^^ WHATCOM FALLS PARK ^^^

Fox Walkers | Weeks 8 & 9 | Nature Names, Deer Ears & Oregon Grape

Fox Walkers | Weeks 8 & 9 | Nature Names, Deer Ears & Oregon Grape

The past two weeks with the Fox Walkers have been filled with rain and sun and a whole lot of fun!

We’ve been practicing using our Deer Ears, shape-shifting into our Nature Names, discovering wild-looking fungi, observing Douglina the Squirrel, whittling Oregon Grape Root with butter knives (to make tincture & hand sanitizer) and warming our cold wet bones by the fire!

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