ALERT: Full hookup sites now available at Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, and Hitchcock Nature Center for $30 per night.
ALERT: Closure of L-55 Bridge over I-80 (exit 23) to Arrowhead Park scheduled for July 1st. May be closed through early August.

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Book Review: Top Informational Nature Books for Kids

It's time for another book review! As you may remember my daughter & I set out to pick our five favorite nature books this year but had a little problem, too many great books! So we divided our list into storybooks with a plot & "informational" books full of facts so that we could pick 10 books.

10/29/2019
Rene Stroud, Naturalist and her daughter, June, 1st Grade Nature Lover
Book Reviews, Family Fun

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Book Review: Top Five Nature Story Books

This spring I set out on a quest to find the best nature book in our family collection. June, my 6-year-old daughter,  and I gathered up all the nature books from her room. After reviewing the books we were surprised at how hard it was to decide on one awesome nature book so we settled on a list of our top five picks. From there we decided to split the books into two categories, "Story Books" that use nature themes to weave a narrative story, & "Informational Books" that deal more in fact with story as a secondary element.  With two categories we had to put together two lists of course, so buckle up & enjoy our "Part 1 Book Review, the Top 5 Nature Story Books as Identified by a Mom & a First Grader!"

6/14/2019
Rene Stroud, Naturalist and her daughter, June, 1st Grade Nature Lover
Book Reviews, Family Fun

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Book Review: Bringing Nature Home by Douglas Tallamy

I read and re-read Douglas Tallamy’s book “Bringing Nature Home: How you can sustain wildlife with native plants” the updated and expanded version. This book covers the importance of native plants in the ecosystem and how they are foundational for sustaining our wildlife populations in natural areas and the ever spreading suburbia. Doug covers everything from “what is a native plant” to giving us practical advice on how to re-incorporate native plants into your property’s landscape.

3/8/2019
Native Plants, Book Reviews, Conservation, Green Thumbs

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