Fox Walkers | Weeks 24 + 25 | Spring Hazards Awareness, Frog & Salamander Eggs!

Fox Walkers | Weeks 24 + 25 | Spring Hazards Awareness, Frog & Salamander Eggs!

Ohhh, the woods are absolutely magical right now!  Here's a little bit about what the Fox Walkers have been up to over the past couple of weeks:

With their Owl Eyes, the Fox Walkers have been. . . seeing plants like Stinging Nettles, Skunk Cabbage, and itty bitty Big Leaf Maple seedlings sprouting up all over. . .noticing Indian Plum leaves getting bigger every day. . . watching Chickadees excavating a nest. . . and witnessing Trumpeter Swans and Snow Geese flying north. . .

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Fire Keepers | Week 5 | Salamander Meander

Fire Keepers | Week 5 | Salamander Meander

Wednesday was another high-energy day with the Fire Keepers!  Our focus for the day was on Amphibian identification.  This is the perfect time of year to look for amphibians and their egg masses!

We began our morning with a game of Fire in the Forest, and the animals we chose were of local amphibian varieties, including Pacific Chorus Frog, Northwestern Salamander, and Rough-Skinned Newt! 

After games, Patrick shared an epic story about our friend Marco (aka Moon Bird) and the time he went hunting for invasive bullfrogs in a swamp with his friends.  He made a special spear for the hunt, and used his fox feet to sneak up real close to the frogs at night. . .

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