This weekend, February 17-20th, you can join bird watchers from around the world as we count the birds in our backyard! This four day effort helps to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds. The Cornell Lab invites you to simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see at least 15 … More Great Backyard Bird Count
At the end of the summer last year our family packed up our site and left the campground a day early because rain was headed our way and we did not want to pack up a wet tent and supplies. It wasn’t the first time we dodged the rain by leaving early and it is … More Goodbye Tent, Hello Camper
Every time I think about working on this blog more, I feel happy. I love to share ideas about spending time with your family out in Nature… Then I get overwhelmed by all the daily things I have to balance.. . My family (pack the lunch, kids to school, try to look somewhat presentable and … More Ready for 2017!
Last summer I read a Pintrest post about making a Summer Bucket List with your kids. After trying to describe why we use the word bucket….. “It’s like kick the bucket. Things to do before you kick the bucket.” “Yes, like things to do before you are dead.” “No, you are not going to die … More Summer Fun List
Last year I decided to delve into the art of birding a little more deeply. I have always loved spotting birds in the wild and trying to figure out what they are, but I never took the time to investigate much further than my own limited knowledge and the knowledge of those around me. All … More Bird #100
For Christmas this year my sister-in-law decided to get her nieces and nephews an animal adoption kit from the World Wildlife Fund. She gave them the catalog last year and the circled what the wanted to adopt. Our son chose an Anaconda (I am pretty sure he wanted the biggest stuffed animal they offered… and … More Snowy Owl Adventure
Michigan winters make escaping to the south a great February warm up! Our family of four left for Disney from Detroit when it was about 20 degrees out and arrived to a beautiful 67 degree sunshine filled state! We stayed for a week and amidst the craziness of Disney World were able to spot some great birds! … More Nature at Disney