It took awhile for the snow to come this season, but now that it has our trails are great places to go snowshoeing and cross country skiing. You may even be lucky enough to break your own path. It is so fun to see all the animal tracks left in the snow. Winter is a great time to hone your tracking skills!
We have been lucky enough to miss some of the bigger weather events in the area lately and that has allowed us to have most of our Mighty Acorns field trips outside at local natural areas and preserves. Students from Portage schools removed impressive amounts of bush honeysuckle from along the paved bike trail adjacent to Imagination Glen. Students in Hobart removed buckthorn from Bur Oak Woods and Gordon and Faith Greiner Nature Preserve. There were truly some giant buckthorn growing right next to the school at Greiner! The snow was up to the students’ knees in Hammond for a couple of days. That was an experience they’re not likely to forget. Many of them do not get a chance to play in the snow at home.
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