It’s always a good time to turn off the screen diversions and get outside to play, to explore and to learn. There is something to discover in every season!
Christmas tree growers tout their trees as a renewable resource that is entirely biodegradable. Firs are very popular for cut trees. Despite its name, Douglas fir is not technically a fir but rather is classified botanically in a separate genus from true firs. The fragrant tree bears soft short needles. A relative newcomer is a true fir called Canaan fir. It is attractive to consumers who are drawn to its soft needles, fresh fragrance and bright color.
Don’t wait too long! Get out to view the autumn display of nature’s artwork. It is difficult to top this colorful and glorious display.
Winter Fun! Take kids outside to experience nature in the winter. Take a magnifying glass and look at snowflakes. Every kid needs to make a snow angel! Play make believe with an object in nature: Tell a story about the cold, cold tree. Pretend a pinecone has little baby trees inside that can talk.
Bring in the New Year by decorating your outdoor space! String unsalted popcorn and hang on your trees or shrubs. To make it even more special, add some dried fruit such as raisins or cranberries.