A Few of My Favorite Plant Field Guides + Reference Books

A Few of My Favorite Plant Field Guides + Reference Books

If you were to pick up my work backpack on any given day at forest school, you just might fall over as you tried to lift it. It’s that heavy! Why, might you ask?

Well, take a peek inside and you’ll find your standard outdoor educator gear: a first-aid kit, bandanas for playing games, fire-making materials, a knife for whittling, a random feather or animal skull or owl pellet, student medical forms, and last but certainly not least, field guides! Lots and lots of field guides. Aha! There’s the culprit! Most field guides aren’t exactly lightweight.

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Oyster Mushrooms: A Spring Delight & A Potent Teacher.

Oyster Mushrooms: A Spring Delight & A Potent Teacher.

As I wandered through the woods the other day, I stumbled upon some oyster mushrooms growing shelflike on a Red Alder log, and couldn’t help but let out a nostalgic chuckle.  I have a bit of a funny relationship with this particular edible fungus, you see. . .

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Fox Walkers | Weeks 28 + 29 | Family Day, Herb Fairies & Birdies!

Fox Walkers | Weeks 28 + 29 | Family Day, Herb Fairies & Birdies!

First and foremost, thanks to all who came out to spend the day with us at our Spring Family Visit Day a couple of weeks ago!  We had such a wonderful time playing running games, sharing our spring movement circle, imitating birds in our bird language skits, eating dandelion fritters, playing Jays and Chickadees, exploring critters under logs, examining plants, and singing songs with you!  Pat and I didn’t get around to taking many pictures on those days, but I’m sure that some of you took a few!  It was such an honor and joy to spend the day in the forest with you and your wonderful families!

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