Forest visit with our forester neighbor

Forest days are always an adventure that children look forward to. This week though, was extra special, since we went to say hi to our neighbor and check out what he was doing in the forest. Jamie had tools with him, along with his safety gear for using them. Children asked what he was doing, he explained: “You know how you take the weeds out of the garden, I am weeding the forest. Cutting some branches of good trees in the forest help them grow healthier”.

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Another kid asked: “And what you do with those pieces? (referring to the branches he had cut off) Jaime: “ These are for growing mushrooms on them. How do you think we grow mushrooms on them?”

Child: “With seeds”

Jamie: “Seeds yes, but seed for mushrooms are called spores”

  Jamie used his tools. We moved a few feet away from him but it was still loud.

Jamie used his tools. We moved a few feet away from him but it was still loud.

  Some trash/treasures our neighbor found while exploring. And a child so excited to tell stories about things she finds at her home forest and how trees are so fun to climb, and how she has a special tree at her home that she climbs all the time and she loves it.

Some trash/treasures our neighbor found while exploring. And a child so excited to tell stories about things she finds at her home forest and how trees are so fun to climb, and how she has a special tree at her home that she climbs all the time and she loves it.

  At the end of the visit with our neighbor the other members of his family were on their way to work in the forest too. It was a most pleasant surprise to see Harley, furry friend, and our neighbor’s forester partner, Tanya. Of course children were so excited to interact with Harley and learn how he too, loves the forest. And kids had stories about how their own home furry friends interacted with the forest and how “they scared the bears away with their loud bark.”

At the end of the visit with our neighbor the other members of his family were on their way to work in the forest too. It was a most pleasant surprise to see Harley, furry friend, and our neighbor’s forester partner, Tanya. Of course children were so excited to interact with Harley and learn how he too, loves the forest. And kids had stories about how their own home furry friends interacted with the forest and how “they scared the bears away with their loud bark.”

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So, families, tell us in the comments, if you heard about this forest day or anything kids experiences at home with nature, forest or chain saws :)

Until next time,

from the Autumn forest,

Irina