Spring Terrarium – Praying Mantises

My kids wanted to collect snails this week to observe in our terrarium. The stick they chose to put in for leaves just so happened to have a mantis egg sac attached! It took less than a week for the babies to make their appearance, and we happened to be checking on the snails when … Continue reading Spring Terrarium – Praying Mantises

Review: Out Of School And Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story

One book that is a staple in many homeschoolers' personal libraries is Anna Botsford Comstock's Handbook of Nature Study. Comstock's Handbook deserves its own review but today I wanted to share a picture book we have thoroughly enjoyed here. Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story, written by Suzanne Slade and illustrated … Continue reading Review: Out Of School And Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story

Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

One of the benefits of currently living on the Forgotten Coast here in Florida is enjoying all the natural beauty around us. This weekend we took a family field trip to nearby Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. Located near East Point, FL just before you drive over the Apalachicola Bay to St. George Island, this … Continue reading Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve