|Flowers, like these verbena in my yard, will cross-pollinate creating blended colors. How cool is that?|
Kids can also identify insects and their habitats, which is important for safety reasons. The critters become like family, and kids learn to respect their lives in the garden, rather then hunt and squish them.
Mojave lizard, eater of Black Widow Spiders. Bon appetit, dude.
Knowing native plants and birds, how to use water wisely. Kids are easily recruited from an early age to be assistant gardeners and landscapers.
Checking out the weather by looking at the sky, feeling the humidity, temperature, and the wind patterns are also safety points. Plus, chatting about the weather is just a necessary social skill globally.
And realistically, the sky is cheap entertainment.
1. Go on a Backyard Botany Hunt
2. What’s Up in the Sky this Month
3. Weather Wiz Kids
4. Summer Science Projects
5. Summer Birding Tips
|Monarch from my yard.|
6. What's that's butterfly? Here is a site that will help you identify butterflies and download your pics to the site.
North American Butterfly Association Home Page