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"The next time you venture into the great outdoors, keep an eye out for Ginkgo biloba trees, which can be easily identified by their distinctive fan-shaped leaves. If you find one—and you likely will, as the native Chinese plant is now ubiquitous in the United States—take a moment to pluck a few leaves, snap some photographs of the scene, and record your observations via the iNaturalist mobile app. Then, package your sample in an envelope, drop it into the mailbox, and give yourself a pat...
Lots of learning took place in the children's Square Foot Garden.
Our 2021 gardening season began in february while it was still cold outside. Like seasoned gardeners the children planned their gardens on paper, neatly tucking in their favorite vegetables and flowers in square foot plots.
Next we ventured oudoors to build our 1' x1' square foot garden boxes. We discussed how many plants can grow in a square foot. The magic numbers are 1,4,9 and 16. If you plant a tomato, pepper ...
Here we are again! Another season of Elephant Tree Nature Camp has concluded. It's astounding how quickly these camp weeks fly by, but we all know what that means... We had so much fun this summer – almost as much fun as the kids! We'd like to take a minute to highlight some of this year's moments that made camp special.
This was now our second summer that took place mid-pandemic. While we were able to accommodate more children by using a bigger outdoor classroom space, we still had ...