Week 22 & 23 | Fox Walkers | Baby Bird Sounds & Animal Tracking

Week 22 & 23 | Fox Walkers | Baby Bird Sounds & Animal Tracking

The Fox Walkers have been soaking up the sights and sounds of Spring in their Owl Eyes and Deer Ears over the past couple weeks.  Here’s a bit about what they've been up to:

We wrapped up our Bird Language curriculum with an awareness of a bird voice that is becoming more and more common as we welcome Spring: Juvenile begging—  the sound of baby birds begging for food!  Have you heard any begging birds lately??  Baby owls may have hatched already, and perhaps hummingbirds too!  Keep those Deer Ears tuned in. . .

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Week 16 | Fox Walkers at Whatcom | Dear Deer...

Week 16 | Fox Walkers at Whatcom | Dear Deer...

This past Friday at Whatcom, our Fox Walker Day was infused with a lot of Deer energy! We were enjoying our delicious snack which included some fresh popped popcorn with a little maple syrup.  I was in the middle of telling the crew a story about our local Big Leaf Maple Tree and the time Moon Bird and Running Deer learned to make delicious syrup from the BLM to put on their Cattail fluff pancakes when a Mama deer and her yearling fawn walked past the playground and right past our snack table towards Heart Home.  

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4 Simple Ways to Rewild at Home

4 Simple Ways to Rewild at Home

As Summer winds down and the school year kicks off again, us modern-day humans often find ourselves naturally shifting away from the quintessential outdoor-oriented lifestyle that the warmer months bring here in the PNW.  Days filled with hiking, camping, and swimming subside as cooler days and nights transition us into a more domesticated, indoor-centered existence.  Wetter weather, fewer hours of day light, and less free time in general often deters folks from pursuing as many outdoor adventures with friends and family.

Less outdoor adventure-time often translates to fewer nature connection experiences overall.  But what if we could shift away from that tendency? What if we didn't have travel to connect with the natural world?  How might we create opportunities for nature-immersion experiences right in our own urban or suburban back yard?

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