Take Kids on a Spring Blossom Walk


Oh, how the blossoms are blooming in our school garden! The brilliance is astounding! The peach tree pushed out the single blossom (above) a few weeks ago and now every branch is filled with blossoms (see next photo)! Take kids on a spring blossom walk around your neighborhood and you're bound to find some fruit trees with flowers. If not, there's surely new green weeds from … [Read more...]

Felicita County Park in Escondido


Sometimes families ask me for a park with a stream, sometimes it's rocks to climb, or a shaded oak grove, and sometimes it's a playground or hiking trails. This park has it all -- and we discovered it quite by accident. Directions to Felicita County Park: Off Interstate 15 at Via Rancho Parkway. Go in the opposite direction of the San Diego Safari Park - towards Lake … [Read more...]

Nature Book Library: Animal Fables


Books bring me closer to nature. Reading library books to my kids is a shared experience that creates a bond through laughter and giggles or a lesson learned. Fables and fairy tales are a family favorite and visiting the public library is a great way to wade through all offerings before making a purchase of animal fables for your home nature book library. Nature is a timeless … [Read more...]