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Poets at Gatewood School open their hearts to the changing season. Photos contributed by Gatewood 5th graders. This wonderful student opportunity was funded by the Gatewood PTO. Rob Evers The maple A fallen friend. Decaying slowly Tree huggers crying Rest … Continue reading
Many thanks to Grace Sheely for sharing this wonderful story. On the morning of September 2, 2014, I was thinking of all the students heading back to school and the excitement of their first day. My brooding thoughts were deeper … Continue reading
How many acorns will survive and become mature oaks? Even if none survive, the project will not be a failure, but a success, because the land had someone caring for its future. There is a multitude of 100 year-old bur … Continue reading
Bees, Wasps and Hornets Yellow Jacket Bumblebee – There are over 15 species of bumblebee in MN Honey Bee Bee Fly … Continue reading
Monarchs are one of the few insects to migrate. The monarchs travel over 1700 miles to the Sierra Madre Mountains in Central Mexico. Its a Long Way to Mexico C G The monarchs left … Continue reading
In late October, I was crossing Gray’s Bay, looking for a huge raft of coots that I had seen earlier in the day. Suddenly, the coots were there, but they were “hugging the shoreline” and swimming frantically. They were all … Continue reading
Earthworm Jack C Em F G Earthworm Jack has a lot to do C Em F G His friend in the forest love him too! C Em F D Chews the leaves that fall on the ground C Em F … Continue reading
Wooly bears are fuzzy caterpillars and tend to appear in great numbers when the weather gets warm in the fall. They are the caterpillar of a small white moth known as the Isabella Moth. Kids love to handle them because … Continue reading
Background Information: The old Farmer’s Almanac said that you could predict the harshness of a winter by observing the color patterns on wooly bear caterpillars. It was said that if the orange band in the center of the body is … Continue reading