Ann Courcy's Blog – May 2011 Archive (7)

What to do about the bluebird?

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…

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Added by Ann Courcy on May 31, 2011 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Take It Outside - Seeing Green

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!…

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Added by Ann Courcy on May 24, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Fun Spring Reading

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…

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Added by Ann Courcy on May 19, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Get Growing - Mayapples

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 appear before the trees leaf out in spring. When the plant…

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Added by Ann Courcy on May 17, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Get Growing - Peas and Greens

All winter I look forward to the new planting season. Yet each year I am surprised by how early it can start, and I have to rush to catch up. Peas,…

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Added by Ann Courcy on May 9, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Take it Outside - Color

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. I will challenge you to see and hear new things—to hunt the woods for wildflowers, to find shapes in nature, to sit by…

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Added by Ann Courcy on May 3, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Creature Feature – Fairy Shrimp

“We have fairy shrimp. They came from my friend’s vernal pond,” said the director of Schoolmates one morning as Stephen arrived for preschool. The fairy shrimp were swimming in tea-colored water in a large glass jar on one of the tables. Next to the jar was a magnifying glass. Stephen picked up the…

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Added by Ann Courcy on May 1, 2011 at 8:56am — No Comments

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