We spent last week doing all of our most favorite forest school activities: mixing potions, finding salamanders, newts, and toads, foraging for wood sorrel, mud baths, building shelters, and hiking to the Crocodile Tree.
Trees are leafing out, wildflowers and mushrooms are popping up everywhere, the forest is coming alive at Fairywood! One of the plants we've been working with the kids on identifying is stinging nettle. It's a good plant to know so you don't get stung, and also because it's actually great to eat or brew into a tea, which we did on Thursday. We cut the leaves with scissors, being extra careful not to touch the plant, then we boiled it for 15 minutes to make sure to get rid o