My daughter Aurora wanted me to go outside with her and check on her tent. We slept outside the night before, her tent was still set up and it was raining. I started to put on my puddle jumpers and she said, “Don’t wear your boots, let’s go barefoot so we can feel the life.” So we walked outside without our shoes, it was a bit cold, a lot wet, sometimes pokey—sticks, other…Continue
Added by Ann Courcy on June 3, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I love books and I love book clubs, so it just seems natural to start a book club within this blog. On the first day of each month I will announce the book we will share—read the book and post comments.
I would like to feature Rabbit Hill by Robert…Continue
Where have all the falcons gone? Out walking on the building’s ledges! (That’s Dad on the lower ledge watching 2 juveniles above).
If you’ve been watching the FalconCams lately, you know that the nest is empty much of the time. Here is someone out for a walk…..…
Added by Deborah Mathies on June 1, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments
We have a pair of bluebirds that happily live in our front yard. They have a house on the hill and have successfully fledged at least 3 groups of babies since we put the house up last year. On Thursday, Dave came to the back door holding the mama bluebird. She has a hurt wing and can not fly. We put her in a covered box with a blanket in the bottom. Next, I started to hunt for the…Continue
Added by Ann Courcy on May 31, 2011 at 12:09pm — No Comments
LINDSAY LOVES TO CHASE SQUIRRELS.
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of sharing time outdoors with a class from Peachland Elementary. I was visiting the school to help promote the "Let's Go Outside Revolution". Schools and teachers can play a big part in helping children connect with nature. Here are just a few of the topics we will cover for the video series.
Thiresi Lama Hamuwa (Fun through Nature kids club) is the newly formed group for kids under age of 15 by ECO-V. This was a dream coming true for me as I have been planning to start an educational session for kids who were associated with ECO-V. I designed a separate environmental educational package for them with my new experience gained by working with children in Australia. After two months of my return, I am happy that I was able to start it. As a trial, I organized the New Year…Continue
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Last May, we made a bad parenting mistake. We let our younger son ride The Ribbon. The Ribbon is a gorgeous expanse of slickrock high above our valley which connects to a series of singletrack trails ending near our home. Our older son loves this ride and he was pretty sure his brother would love it too. Dad was enthusiastic and so without a second thought, I drove them to the trailhead and dropped them off.…Continue
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The eyasses are changing very fast.
Here they are a few days ago showing more down ……………
Added by Deborah Mathies on May 26, 2011 at 5:09am — No Comments
I work at a wonderful Y camp in Putnam Valley NY
We are in dire need of a Nature Director! If you know of anyone interested that lives in the Westchester/Putnam area of NY who is looking for a fun and awesome summer job please contact our director, Mary Gifford-Smith @1-845-526-0808
Turn off the screens—the television, the computer, the video games. Take time from work, from chores, from the day to day-tasks that keep us busy. Adults and children, take it outside. Each week I will challenge you to see and hear new things—to hunt the woods for wildflowers, to find shapes in nature, to sit by the waterside and listen for unique sounds. So much to experience out in the world!…Continue
Added by Ann Courcy on May 24, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
Today is Endangered Species Day. Last year, the United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution declaring the third Friday of May each year to be celebrated as Endangered Species Day. We can celebrate by watching the peregrine falcons, a species that has recovered from near extinction…Continue
Added by Deborah Mathies on May 20, 2011 at 5:16am — No Comments
Lois Ehlert is the author and illustrator of many wonderful children’s book, most having to do with nature. She creates the art for her books by cutting and pasting paper, fabric and objects onto the pages.
I have chosen two of Ehlert’s books to read…Continue
Added by Ann Courcy on May 19, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
Last week I posted my first C&NN Blog to tell everyone about a new movie I am producing called Nature Kids. This week I launched an Kickstarter.com fundraising campaign to help complete the project. Please see the link below to see a new video and read about all the unique rewards we…Continue
Added by Kenny Ballentine on May 17, 2011 at 10:17pm — No Comments
The mayapple is a plant with a secret, and children love secrets. A native perennial that grows in moist, rich soil, the mayapple is found in woods, thickets, and pastures. If you plant mayapples in your yard, give them some space, as they will spread out and, over time, produce large patches. Mayapples…Continue
Added by Ann Courcy on May 17, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
As a general pediatrician and a travel medicine physician, I am asked frequently to remove ticks in my office or to give advice over the phone about tick removal. I have receive quite a few calls over the last few weeks about tick bites, and it seems the ticks are out in large numbers this year.
Start with a pair of tweezers. Clean the tweezers with alcohol, if possible. Eye brow tweezers are probably fine, but you can buy tick removal tweezers at many outfitters. Keep a…Continue
Added by Nancy Bunker on May 14, 2011 at 5:28am — No Comments
An international committment to decrease traffic accidents around the world is just beginning. As we thaw out this spring, and start to travel near and far with our kids, we are thankful for our many modern advances in traffic safety. Car seats, antilock brakes, crash zones, shoulder harnesses etc are available to families in most modern countries.
If you travel outside of the country, remember to take car seats for children, choose a driver carefully, avoid drunk ,…Continue
Added by Nancy Bunker on May 13, 2011 at 9:39am — No Comments