Nature Notes

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How to make toad houses- Toad House

 

 

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Make A Bee Bath

 

 

Summer Bucket List
Summer Outdoor Challenge – Take my summer outdoor challenge.  Try to do at least 5 and be sure to let me know how it went.  You could even start a blog to share your experience.  Leave a comment or email me tanyakohl@yahoo.com

1. Play disc golf.
2. Have a picnic.
3. Go canoeing or kayaking.
4. Shop at a farmers market.
5. Write a haiku poem.
6. Take a picture of a butterfly.
7. Go to the beach at either the ocean or a lake.
8. Plant a tree and give it a name.
9. Make something using natural materials.
10. Make Sun Tea (recipe below)

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For Sun Tea you will need:
-A Sun Tea Jar – I have seen them at Walmart and on Amazon.com
-Sunshine and Water – Check the weather forecast and make sure it will be sunny all day.
-10 Tea bags of your favorite tea.  You can also combine different kinds of tea.
-Fresh herbs – I used lavender, lemon balm, and ginger mint.  This is optional but it really adds nice flavor.
-1/4 C. Sugar or sweetener of choice.  I used coconut sugar.
-Lemon, lime, or orange slices.

Add everything to your sun tea jar, stir, and leave it outside in the sun for 5 hours or more.  Enjoy!

 

 

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Tufted titmouse

Remember to mark your calendar if you would like to join in on the Great Backyard Bird Count.

 

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What to do if you find a fawn-

It’s common to find a fawn by themselves and it’s best to let them be because normally the mama is close by.  She leaves her fawn in a safe place so that predators won’t find them.  If the fawn looked hurt or distressed in any way then that is when you should call a local wildlife rescue center.

 

 

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12 Reasons I love gardening-

  1. Good exercise.
  2. Inspires joy.
  3. Grow healthy food.
  4. Sunshine
  5. Fresh air.
  6. Contribute to aging well.
  7. Fun lessons.
  8. Creativity
  9. Connect with nature, self, & others.
  10. Transforming a brown thumb to green thumb.
  11. Wildlife watching.
  12. Playing in the dirt.

 

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Make Homemade Potpourri

“No bought potpourri is so pleasant as that made from ones own garden, for the petals of the flowers one has gathered at home hold the sunshine and memories of summer, and of past summers only the sunny days should be remembered.” -Eleanour Sinclair Rohde

 

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