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The Things You See On Walks

Moth on a walk
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We went on a walk the other morning and as we walked around the Attleboro gardening club space Allison nearly stepped on this moth. It was on the ground attempting to fly. It stayed still for a moment and I snapped this photo. It is a very beautiful moth. I cannot specifically tell you which type of moth it is but I do like how it looks. the marking look like eyes. Andy said that it made him think of an owl for some reason.

Because it is Summer the karate and krav classes are earlier for the kids. Eva went with me to the morning class and was paired up with my friend’s daughter. We worked this out ahead of time as this was he way we could get both girls to come to class. As long as they did not have to partner with adults they were fine to come to class. I know that Eva liked the intensity of class this morning, it was a a lot of fun. I also like that she gets a little extra time in class because my class is a longer one overall. Andy had class right at the end of our class so we got classes done nice and early in the day. That was good because I spent most of the rest of the day cleaning the back yard. I got that done but now have to do the sidewalks which have become a jungle. The wisteria is insane.

All New Nature Cat Special Coming January 18th

Nature Cat Special Kit

On Monday January 18th while the kids are home from school you can take the time to get them into Nature. Nature Cat that is. Nature Cat is a funny new show on PBS Kids about a house cat named Fred who dreams of getting outdoors as often as possible. Once his family leaves for the day he does just that. He gets out and has adventures in nature with his friends. I learned about this show last year at the PBS Annual Meeting and even got to meet David and Adam Rudman the creators of the show. These guys are quite funny and really want kids to watch the show and then get out and explore their own backyards.

To help me and my kids in our backyard nature adventures we were given a special Nature Cat kit that included fun printouts on how to make tracks with Paint, Crayons or Play Dough. There was also a book titled, “I Love Dirt” which is an outdoor activity book. The thing is, we just had our first snowfall and getting outside to play in the dirt and mud is going to have to wait for a while. We’ll have to hold off on that for now and try and do some cold weather related outdoor activities. We will be saving the Kaleidoscope Flower Garden for the Spring because we’d like to get the more flowers around the yard.

The kit also included a screener of the episodes that will be part of the special on Monday. They are four 11 minute episodes with topics on city animals, streams, seeds and rainbows. Full descriptions are below. I would also like to point out that the special will repeat during the week, be available for free on the Nature Cat website and on the PBS KIDS Video App which is accessible on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Xbox One and Chromecast. Continue reading All New Nature Cat Special Coming January 18th