My favorite twigs in my yard – and one of the reasons that helps me not miss Central Oregon – Year Round Roses. Yellow, White, Red – all year long. We took a slice of time – armed with yarn and knives.
- Find three different budding twigs to bring in doors,
- tie your yarn to a branch in the yard to be monitored during spring and early summer, &
- spend 15 minutes outside between rain showers
Nate was disappointed that I made him machete his twig of choice – the climbing ivy. This plant takes over the forest! He thought it was beautiful, which it is, when it is tiny. . . . Chop Chop!
One thing we found in our forest – was that there were quite a few tree tops that were down – and crossing our well worn trails.
One of the problems – is that the branches blocked the culvert /river to the lake. We thought it was free fall from the winds – but do you see the yellow circle in the left hand of this photo? Not Free Fall. Tree Service from the Electrical Company. They also left garbage:
Took out the boys fort . . . . you’d think they would have noticed the Ladder and Swing . . .
But this is no beaver or wind storm cut. From the best that we could figure – they cut the tops from above, and just let them fall.
The stream is now re-routed about 15 feet to the south, and goes right into the neighbor’s yard now.
Many of the tree tops now look like this – which is strange, as there are no lines above.
We spent about a half hour cleaning out this area to help the water redirect to the path it normally takes.
Back inside – we had a great time writing about our twigs!
I so enjoy the Handbook of Nature Study for our research. I am always amazed at how the book, and our Notebooking Page Creator – Barb – can turn an object that is abundant and often seen, but seldom observed, into a piece of wonder and learning. We are REALLY enjoying the older advanced notebooking pages!