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Local Adventures: A Morning In Freeland

Last week we had a day when Kirk needed to record, so he needed silence. That meant it was time for a morning out. So how does one work that into homeschooling and to work an outdoor adventure into it? I just don't over think it at this point. I took them back to an… Continue reading Local Adventures: A Morning In Freeland

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Local Adventures: Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom

This adventure falls under two categories: hiking and homeschooling. The Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom was a place the kids got to go to 2 times a year in school. Once in Fall, once in Spring. Each visit we would study new things about nature and the ecosystem. Maxwelton Creek runs through it, and is one of… Continue reading Local Adventures: Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom

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In The Twilight of Fall

Mid October is sliding in. My favorite local area is closing to the first of 3 deer hunting season on the 17th, so it seems like every other day we are up on the ridge, trying to get a few last hikes in before the shutdown. Sunny days after long rains bring out the native… Continue reading In The Twilight of Fall

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Local Adventures: Langley Whale Center

I was in need of a guide to ID seaweed, and I had heard the Langley Whale Center carried them. With Fall here, and Covid on top of it, the Whale Center is hit or miss for being open, but we got fortunate it was staffed on Monday this week (volunteer run). If you want… Continue reading Local Adventures: Langley Whale Center

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Local Adventures: Freeland Wetland Preserve

Digging through places on Whidbey Island my eyes caught a place I hadn't visited before, the Freeland Wetland Preserve, which is part of the Whidbey Watershed Stewards. It is hidden on the edge of town, and easily missed if you don't have a need to ever drive that way. Google will send you to the… Continue reading Local Adventures: Freeland Wetland Preserve