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5 Saguaro Cactus Science Fun Facts We Learned on Our Trip

    Recently, we traveled to Arizona and Visited Saguaro National Park. Everywhere in the park, there were saguaros (pronounced “suh-wahr-oh”) as far as the eye could see. Did you know that saguaros are among the oldest living things on Earth? These giant cacti have been around for millions of

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Muir Woods: Learn About the Impressive Coastal Redwoods and More!

Muir Woods: A Little History First! President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Muir Woods a National Monument in January of 1908.  John Muir (1838-1914) was a mountaineer and naturalist.  He spent much of his life wandering in the wilderness.  Muir was a strong advocate for the natural world and encouraged others to

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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary: A Great to Place to Spend a Day!

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, located in Naples, Florida, is one of 41 National Audubon Societies.  Audubon societies “protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.”  Corkscrew Sanctuary covers about 13,000 acres and has a 2.25-mile boardwalk. 

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Do You Want to See the Desert in Bloom?

  Cacti in Bloom So, in my first post about the Desert Botanical Garden, I wrote that I wanted to visit when the cacti were flowering.  Well, I did it!  My husband and I visited in April, and things were more beautiful than I imagined!  We saw many different cacti,

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Have Beavers Been Here? A Fun Family Outdoor Adventure

How the Hunt for Evidence of Beavers Started Beavers live in a wetland habitat.  My kindergarteners were learning about habitats.  I showed them this video.  It has a catchy little tune that had them wanting to sing it again and again! As you can see the beaver appears at the

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