Composting 101: Learning about God’s Original Recycling System

Salvaged materials work well

[Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] A compost system is essential for your sustainable yard, one which produces little waste and requires few inputs from outside.  It … [Read more...]

Get Ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count

[Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays.] Calling citizen scientists! Next week, February 12 -15 2010, there's a fun and easy opportunity for your family to … [Read more...]

Plan Your Wildlife Habitat

purple coneflowers

Part 3 of Lines in Winter: Mapping Your Patch of God’s Green Earth [Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] Last week, in Part 2, we focused on food, and … [Read more...]

A Garden Plan for Food and Wildlife

woman-smiling-in-garden-for

Part 2 of Lines in Winter: Mapping Your Patch of God's Green Earth [Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] Gardening for food and wildlife helps bring us close to … [Read more...]

Lines in Winter: Map Your Patch of God’s Green Earth

Toddler with butterfly

[Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] Swallowtail butterflies, purple coneflowers, cherry tomatoes, blueberry stains on a toddler's chin. Seems like a world away at this … [Read more...]

Winter Backyard Birding Part 2

Field guide & bird list

[Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] Go deeper: identify your guests and get to know them Once you've set up some backyard birdfeeders as described in Part 1, go … [Read more...]