Darn! The New Squirrel

We have a new backyard visitor… a young, nimble, ravenous squirrel.  Since this one arrived, we haven’t seen our resident three-legged squirrel.  This one appears to have taken over the territory.  Even worse?  This one is light and agile enough to jump from our barbecue onto the bird feeder!  We’ve moved things around and stumped … More Darn! The New Squirrel

Floral Friday: Spring

Photos taken May 5th, 2013 UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley In celebration of National Public Gardens Day Related articles Gorgeous!  Cactus Flowers (anaturemom.com) This Friday! National Public Gardens Day (anaturemom.com)

Connecting Kids With Nature: How Grandparents Can Help

Are you a grandparent who would like to help connect your grandchild(ren) with the natural world?  Check out these great tips from Richard Louv…  Grand Ideas!  21 Great Ways Grandparents and Grandfriends Can Connect Kids to Nature.  What wonderful ways to bond! My dad and my son, then three, gardening together (Tip #9:  Create a … More Connecting Kids With Nature: How Grandparents Can Help

This Friday! National Public Gardens Day

This Friday, May 10th, is National Public Gardens Day.  To celebrate the event, Better Homes and Gardens magazine is offering readers a free admission coupon for two to visit participating public gardens, arboretums, and green spaces on this day.  Head on over to the Better Homes and Gardens National Public Gardens Day page… http://www.bhg.com/gardening/arboretums/celebrate-national-public-gardens-day/  … … More This Friday! National Public Gardens Day

Neighborhood Walk: An Early Summer

Here in California, due to the lack of any spring showers, it’s already feeling like summer.  That means hot weather, dry hills, and, unfortunately, an early fire season.  Here are some images from a walk I took with my son yesterday around our neighborhood in the San Francisco East Bay. Photos taken May 2nd, 2013

See Jane Run!

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been selected to be a See Jane Run Ambassador!  I realize I don’t write about it much, but in addition to getting out for my weekly hikes and outdoor play with my son, I also run a couple times each week.  I run with friends on Wednesday mornings and … More See Jane Run!