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Nature Study Entry: American Grass Spider (Agelenopsis)

  Introducing: “Agelenopsis is a genus of spiders, known as American grass spiders.[1] They weave sheet webs that have a funnel shelter on one edge. The web is not sticky, but these spiders make up for that shortcoming by running very rapidly. The larger specimens (depending on species) can grow to about 19 mm in…

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Woodhouse’s Toad (Anaxyrus woodhousii)

August 26, 2016 My youngest boy found this big guy! This was the best shot I could get of this big guy. He was down in a brick full of mud. The kids were so overjoyed that they got to see this in¬†their own yard. They watched him all day because of course they want…

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Pacific Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer)

Hello there!! My family and I have started to¬†implement nature study regularly, so I have decided to document our finds and keep an online nature study journal, to go with my children’s nature study notebooks. Then our family¬†will always¬†have a record to¬†look back on all our nature study adventures and finds. We hope this will…

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Books We Have Been Reading This Spring 2015

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is best of all.”¬†¬†¬† by: Jaqueline Kennedy Dear Readers,   I’ve been having so much fun with our preschool read aloud list so far this Spring, check it out:   I am a little tiger. by: Francois Crozat I Can Only Imagine…

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Fall Months Reading List 2014

  ‚ÄúBooks, books, books, I love books, hundreds of books, thousands of books, millions, and billions, and trillions of books.‚ÄĚ ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† by: Isaac V. ¬†As the holidays snuck up on me, and I am still getting the hang of posting here on Nurturing Hearts at Home, this post¬†was meant¬†for the fall months even though winter…

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