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Into the Outside with Fireflies

I grew up in the suburbs of New Jersey in the 1970s. As a child I remember summer nights filled with fireflies in the back yard. I was so transfixed by these little creatures! They had little flashlights on their tiny bums and they would dance in the nighttime breeze, flashing their little lights to […]

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Seeking the Basics

By Arianna Fingers of twilight etch the sky the landscape is a slumbering body bruised purple from holding the sweet weight of the sun’s warmth. Day bids a lingering farewell to the mountains illuminating grassy mounds in hot gold and pink. As the landscape slips into darkness wind blown flickers of lightning taste the tall […]

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Incredible Insects

Summer Explorations for You and Your Child By Arianna & Frank Grindrod Summer is splendid season to be outside exploring with children. There is just so much to investigate! A myriad of flowers are blooming in the garden and field; bees are buzzing and gathering pollen in their pollen baskets; butterflies are sipping nectar; preying […]

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A Summer Wander with Our Friends: the Plants

(Let’s Get to Know a Couple of Plants, in Depth…) Summer and What Is Happening Summer. What a fantastic time to get outdoors! This is the time of vacations—when we can take a break from our busy lives, spend time with family; the kids experience summer camp where lifetime memories are created. So what’s happening […]

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