Summer Field Trip: Graham Oaks Nature Park

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This month we took a field trip to a local Nature Park during a special event! At this event, the kids got to build mason bee boxes,  learn about many different plants growing in the park, take part in a scavenger hunt, learn about recycling, practice their nature journaling, enjoy a free slice of berry pie, and so much more! It was a wonderful day out and even Grandma and Grandpa Lowmaster came to take in the fun festivities with us. 

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Owen is raring to go but not before he visits the giant acorn statue.
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The kids are reading the clue to find the next scavenger hunt marker. They are also stamping their nature journals to signify their finding of this marker and learning a little bit about it!
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We stopped at one of the stations and learned a good amount of history about the park. Melody is pictured here drawing a nature themed picture with colored pencils.
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Her picture was of me hugging a tree. I love it!
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The kids are beginning to build Mason Bee boxes in this picture. The boxes were pre-drilled but the kids helped screw hardware on, glue the top part on, write their name, and then add little paper tubes inside the holes for the bees to live in.
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Both boxes the kids made will be hung in the park and soon home many Mason Bees. We are so happy to have made these knowing these bees are going to help keep the park looking great! We plan on building one for our own backyard to help with pollinating around our area and  our garden.