Friday, March 4, 2016

As I’m sure you’ve noticed in the last couple of weeks, it has become a bit warmer outside: the grass is a little greener, the flowers are making their grand entrances, and more birds are singing outside your bedroom window at 5 in the morning. Yep, spring is definitel...

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Last weekend, TMPF hosted the third Junior Naturalist Program at Evan’s Canyon’s Nature Trail. On the second Saturday of the month, we meet families with students of all ages in different parks and go on a lil’ one mile hike, allowing for student-led discovery and expl...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

And now for another segment of Lies We Believe As Children, in which we tackle questions and misconceptions that we have most likely held for quite sometime (I know I have). So, onto the next: birds, or the weight of feathered things.

Did you know birds don’t weigh that...

Friday, January 29, 2016

On a hike at Hidden Valley a few months ago, we were lucky enough to find a plethora of lichen. And this, naturally, began the conversation of what the heck is lichen anyway?

Oh, dear readers, let me tell you.

Have you ever seen the colorful stuff growing on rocks or tre...

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

It was a chilly, rainy, overall dreary Saturday morning in December, and I was up before sunrise. I packed my backpack with field guides, a pair of binoculars, and my notebook. I laced my boots over the thickest pair of socks I own, pulled a hat over my ears, and left...

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