Exploring Fungi with spore prints Thanks to Bea's dad Adam for donating this barrel planter to the garden. The kids seeded it with greens, cilantro and flowers and they'll be able to snack from it this week!
Monday We told the fable "The Boy and the Nettle" and then collected some wood nettles in the forest to make tea. We focused on how to identify the nettle with it's white hairy stem and dark green leaves, and noted that jewelweed (another plant we've been seeing) is a great remedy if you happen to get stung by nettles. We worked on digging a mud pond, collected pots full of geodes, and sailed items down the moving creek. Tuesday On Tuesday we had to shelter in the garage fo
There's been a lot of interest in insects the past week! Monday's class made a "bug hotel" out of scrap wood and we filled it with pieces of bamboo stalks, pinecones, sticks and leaves. We've been finding centipedes and millipedes throughout the week and identifying them with our insect field guide. We learned that the millipedes we've been seeing defend against predators with a stinky scent! Thursday's class even found a couple of cicadas staring to emerge. A couple videos