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Our Library

A BIG thanks to the Shannon Family for our new library that was completed in July 2011...It is my absolutely favorite place to read at House In The Wood. it has comfy couches, good books, great light and a nice view when I look up from my book.More information about House In The Wood at…
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OEC Staff Training-May 2012

We had another staff training on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6. And wouldn't you know it--I forgot to take pictures. I was training the third grade trail leaders--Adam, Catie, Mary. Ashley was the fourth grade trail leader trained by Alex. And Colleen trained the cabin counselors--Todd, Chris, Megan, Amanda, Kindrick. We also trained…
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Parents: 10 Reasons Kids Need Fresh Air

Parents: 10 Reasons Kids Need Fresh Air. Click! The National Wildlife Federation's Be Out There Campaign aims to educate tens of million of U.S. moms and dads on the importance of helping their kids have more time outdoors and providing tools to do so. Click here for MORE ideas from National Wildlife Federation on spring activities,…
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More Spring Flowers at House In The Wood

The Dandelion. We all know the Dandelion--the scourge of the beautiful green lawn. But I have to confess that I have always liked them. They seem so cheery and I have always enjoyed blowing the seed puffs.White Flower? and Creeping Charlie Do you know what the white flower is? The purple flower is what my Dad always…
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Orioles ARE BACK!

Wow--just saw a Baltimore Oriole. They are just beautiful--black and bright, bright ORANGE. I will try to get a picture!There is a Wren making a nest right outside our window at Elliott House. It is working so very hard bringing twigs into our green bird feeder. Terry and I are trying to figure out how…
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Update

The Garlic Mustard is blooming......I hope that we get our Rowe Elementary School plant bully helpers before it seeds. The Red Winged Blackbird females have arrived and......the males are very noisy as they try to attract their attention. The American Coots have moved on to their breeding ground a little further north......we will see them next…
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The Birds in Our Wetland

These are some of our marsh birds. They depend on the marsh for food, shelter and nesting sites.Blue Winged Teals-males and femalesThe Blue Winged Teals are ducks that may move on to nest further north. I'll keep you updated.Wood Duck-maleI have been trying to get a picture of this shy little duck for weeks.We have…
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Nesting at House In The Wood

It's NESTING time! Most of the birds are starting to nest now. Many of our mammals have already had their young and are nursing them so they can make it on their own.Mourning Dove Nesting Outside the Chipmunks CabinCanada Geese Nesting in Open MarshMore information about House In The Wood at www.houseinthewood.org.We are operated by:
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The Marsh at House In The Wood

 I feel very lucky that every day on my way to and from the House In the Wood office and my home down the road I get to walk through the marsh, lake and forests at the center. I see this bird all of the time now. On-ka-lee! I hear it loud and clear as I…
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