Reducing your lawn and building up a habitat provides a lot more benefits than a pretty place to sit, less mowing, and a new home for wildlife. Creating a backyard habitat also provides students with educational opportunities on a wide variety of topics. Continue reading
This weekend we had family visiting so we decided to take a trip to the zoo. Not just any zoo, but the Omaha zoo. The Henry Doorly Zoo. This zoo was ranked #1 in the world in 2014 according to TripAdvisor, since then it’s dropped to 2nd place, but I … Continue reading
Last month we spent a lot of time at the lake learning about the lake habitat. We learned about the water, the plants, the animals. We did a lot of fun outside activities, such as flying kites for the very first time! One fun art project we did was learning … Continue reading
Today we went outside for some yard work and we just happened to find that cute little guy up there. With all the rain and humidity we’ve had lately it’s really bringing out the toads! Amphibians love that stuff to keep their skin moist. We are homeschoolers of opportunity, just … Continue reading
Ok, right now it’s high winds and incoming storms, so at the moment maybe you don’t want to fly a kite with us. Yesterday was a different story. We had an exceptional Father’s Day, spent partially at the lake. The girls noticed another family flying kites and thought it might … Continue reading
Earth Day was the other day so we decided to do a recycling project that also related to our backyard habitat project. Toilet paper roll bird feeders!
We love our nature walks around here. Lucky for us our city has a lot of parks and trails to explore as well as plenty of state parks nearby. When we go out for our nature walks my goal is to always make sure there is a benefit to it, … Continue reading