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Summer Solstice ………..May you have the longest happiest day of your life!

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Photo Friday June 14, 2013

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Fairy Fest is THIS Saturday (always the first Saturday in May)

Every year in Pilcher Park the fairies decend upon us. We are lucky enough to be graced by the presence of all of the fairy magic the Universe has to offer. We also have fairies in training who learn the … Continue reading

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Play in Nature Keynote Address

Today I was the Keynote Speaker for The Will County Regional Office of Education 2012 Early Childhood Education Conference.  What a fun day to meet with and talk to K-2 Teachers about Play in Nature.  Here is some of what … Continue reading

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WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU MADE SNOW ANGELS?

Yesterday was one of those magical days when it snows and snows and snows and it is so beautiful and peaceful.  I sat in my office in Pilcher Park Nature Center and watched it snow.  It was so beautiful.  The park was … Continue reading

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Dog Parks are a GREAT place to Play in Nature

Going to the Dog Park is a great way to Play in Nature! I have heard it said more than once that the kids have as much fun at the Dog Park as the dogs! The reason for this is … Continue reading

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Mom says “Go outside and play!” Now What?

My Mother used to say “Go Outside and Play!” and I would say “with who?”  Then I would grab a book and read under a tree somewhere.  Parent’s today are afraid to say “Go Outside and Play!”  Parents are afraid that … Continue reading

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Play in Nature……….Which is Real?

   For years I have wanted to swim with dolphins. I have wanted to snorkel and experience the wonder of the ocean. My grandson Christopher and I used to lie in bed at night and talk about what it would … Continue reading

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What a FABULOUS Day! Manatee Encounter!

We looked down and there it was! A Manatee! The last time we were in the Keys I was on Manatee Watch the entire time!  Everytime I looked into a canal I looked for manatees.  This time I kind of … Continue reading

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Play In Nature………….Key West Style!

You might want to know WHY I am going to be writing about Play in Nature from Key West for the next several days.  Well it is because you can Play in Nature anywhere and there is so much nature … Continue reading

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