Is it Safe to Collect Feathers?

Don’t touch bird feathers -- we’ve all heard it. In the past, it was said that bird feathers carried disease, viruses and pathogens. However, this isn’t necessarily true. Is it safe to collect feathers? When walking down a trail with your child, it’s likely you’ll stumble upon a dancing feather floating in the wind. Chances are

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Nature Notebooks: Take Learning Outside

One of the joys of homeschooling is the luxury of extra time to spend with your children during the day. This includes getting to enjoy all that the Gainesville area has to offer each and every day. We are blessed with many parks, trails, and even our backyards that provide us with fun, engaging, and

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Learn How To Make Natural Paint With Strawberries!

It's strawberry season! And what better way to celebrate berry season than by crafting with to make you and your kiddos feel more connected with nature. Try painting the old fashioned way — make natural paint with berries! How To Make Berry Natural Paint Supplies: strawberries salt vinegar bowl strainer paintbrushes paper Directions:  Visit your

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Nurture Meets Nature: Hike It Baby

In this day and age, it can be hard to raise an outdoorsy child. Unlike the children who grew up right before the technology boom, children today tend to steer away from the outdoors in favor of indoor electronic devices. Hike It Baby is dedicated to bringing children back from the electronic age a little

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Bird Watching in Tallahassee

By Christy Piña Looking for a way to get your family more in tune with nature? Try introducing a hobby to your children that would make them want to go outside more! Birdwatching is something families with kids of all ages can do. All you need is a pair of binoculars and a field guide!

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Birds of a Feather

By Christy Piña Looking for a way to get your family outdoors more? Birdwatching is a hobby that families of all ages can easily do all together. All you need is a pair of binoculars, a field guide and bird feeders if you would like to attract birds to your own backyard. According to the

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