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28 September 2013
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Flowers and Plants

All About Acorns (Part 2)

As you’re getting your lawn in shape, if you have oak trees in the yard, then they’re dulling your blades from chopping through acorns. Did you know: Acorns are in fact the seeds of the oak trees and therefore only come from the female trees. It’s extremely difficult to grow an oak from an acorn […]


26 September 2013
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Flowers and Plants

All About Acorns for Kids

How do you keep kids engaged in outdoor activities around the yard or on nature walks? Always have some fun facts and tricks at the ready! Fun facts and even a magic trick for kids: There are 25 types of acorns in Connecticut. Each one is unique to the type of oak trees that it […]


1 August 2013
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Flowers and Plants

What Do Poison Ivy & Orchids Have in Common?

How do you get kids interested in outdoors? Keep nifty facts up your sleeve for days you are outdoors or hiking. What do Poison Ivy & Orchids have in common? They are both epiphytes. What’s an epiphyte? Epiphyte is the Greek word for ‘epi’ meaning ‘upon’ and ‘phyton’ meaning ‘plant’. They are plants which grow on […]


6 May 2013
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Hikes

Advanced Hike: Lake Bethany

Last week I wrote about a hike around Maltby Lakes. In the spirit of enjoying a perfect 70 degree day and using my new RWC passes, I decided to do what I thought would be a relatively easy hike at Lake Bethany-wrong! This turned out to be an advanced hike for a variety of reasons. Hikes can go downhill […]


30 April 2013
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Hikes

Hike: Maltby Lakes

Invest $50 on a family pass and what does it get you? Entrance at all of the Regional Water Authority parks in the State of Connecticut for your family for TWO YEARS! Is it really worth it you ask? YES! If you’re an avid hiker, I bet like me despite being a dog lover that you may […]

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