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August’s Camp Farmstead Nature Notes

August is a busy month closing Camp Farmstead and preparing for the school year. We were able to enjoy the last couple of weeks of camp, and the campers shared some wonderful Nature Notes. The campers observed lots of bugs, birds, and weather changes this month. Several cicadas were spotted, along with butterflies and caterpillars. […]

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July’s Camp Farmstead Nature Notes

July has been a month of heat and water. The two abiotic factors combine in various ways that the students at the Farmstead get to see, hear, and feel each day. We often notice dew in the cooler mornings before the heat of the day dries it up, or sometimes it lasts until we get […]

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June’s Camp Farmstead Nature Notes

June has been a month full of new friends! Camp started and the fun began! The farmstead was full of life in the month of June! Not only human life running around, but lots of new plants thriving and so many animals and insects making appearances! Vegetables are growing in the garden and friends were […]

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May’s Sprouts Nature Notes

I can’t believe that the school year is wrapping up. The kids have been loving the warm weather and all the green and flowers that have been growing! The Sprouts have been making all sorts of observations during Nature Notes. They have noticed small changes and big changes, they noticed the buttercup flowers have come […]

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May’s Littlest Learners Nature Notes

Wow! I can’t believe how fast this month has gone by! We are officially experiencing summer weather! May’s moon is called strawberry moon and it is all about abundance and joy as we dive into this growing season! We are seeing lots of strawberries ripe and ready for market around the farmstead. Flowers are blooming […]

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April’s Sprouts Nature Notes

Spring is in full swing and things are finally green! The Sprouts’ imaginations have been in full swing this month too! They have been using creek water and rocks and walnuts to make some delicious soups, as always, they’ve opened up their pretend ice cream shops, the cold weather this winter didn’t slow down their […]

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April’s Littlest Learners Nature Notes

April has been the month of spotting pollinators! Friends on the farmstead have been looking actively for bees and butterflies. This month we learned about our native bees and how we can help them find a home along with providing them with some native flowers for nectar. The class was even able to observe a […]

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March’s Sprouts Nature Notes

Spring is in the air and this month the Sprouts have been excitedly discovering new creatures and plants as the forest begins to come back to life. We have been treated to the songs of birds above and the Sprouts drumming on logs down below. The warmer weather has also led to more time playing […]

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February’s Sprouts Nature Notes

February started off with strong winter weather and began to show us signs of spring as the month came to a close. The Sprouts noticed that the snow we received was still sticking around in certain spots around the Farmstead. It wasn’t sticking around everywhere, just in the places that didn’t get much sunlight like […]

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