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Our Nature Table

We have created a nature space on our dining room table.  I wanted to have a stand alone nature table but space is a commodity in our home and the dining room table is the most common spot for our family to gather.  It made sense to combine the two. 

Norah collects bits of nature during the day and when we gather for dinner, Scott joins in to help Norah identify objects she has found and to discuss their place in ecology.  I added a field guide to trees as a “cheat sheet” for us when we get stuck! 

In this picture, she has placed a mushroom, flower, leaf, two nuts, and a snake.  The baby snake was caught in a spider web.  We kept him for identification and then let him go. 


3 responses »

  1. how lovely! our NT is a high shelf in a bookcase in our living room. Isn’t it some fun to add to it — great conversation over a meal!

  2. What a wonderful idea…..although Nanoo would really like to see a video clip of the “catching of the snake”!!!

  3. I’m jealous of the fall colors you will be adding soon. We are getting a “cold front” tomorrow – only a high of 85 degrees! Woohoooo! 🙂


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