Field Trip Fun : Moody Gardens and Stewart Beach

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Each year before the Texas Homeschool Coalition’s conference in the Woodlands, TX (near Houston), they schedule a fun excursion field trip for families. This year the field trip was quite a ways away in Galveston, Texas at Moody Gardens®. Moody Gardens is a unique place with all sorts of educational promise: * over 5,500 animals […]

Home and Garden 101: Chemical Free Pest Control, Part 1

I’ve been doing a series on “Home and Garden 101″ (and unfortunately, this week’s post doesn’t have a sponsor – so there’s no gift card… but if you give me a great natural pest control tip, I might feature you with a link next week). Come back Friday for a chance to win 25$ Amex […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: Wild-Connections Butterfly Farm

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In the sunny Texas Hill Country, nature is calling. There are wild flowers, butterflies, dry creek beds (and wet ones), ocean fossils (the Hill Country used to be under water), swaying pecan trees, and lots of interesting bugs and spiders… an endless list of things that kids can study and awe over. We visited Wild-Connections […]

Green Spider

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This is a green spider that appeared on our porch recently. I had never seen one quite like it. Very interesting bristly legs. We love bugs (and arachnids) – as long as they aren’t ON us, or running amuck in the house. After doing a little research we discovered that this is a Lynx spider. […]