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  • Friends & Fun at the Iowa Arboretum | Iowa Wild Kids
    the five children big and fast enough to run away from me and the various trees and shrubs beckoned them to a game of hide and seek being one of just a few families there on this day I didn t get too nervous when I couldn t find any of the children but heard several of the trees giggling We explored the difference between conifer deciduous trees emphasized that although hostas aren t poisonous they taste quite different from pasta and explored the shade garden for some inspiring ideas for our own yard I was a lot more excited about that collection than the kids were I thought their favorite spot would be the Children s Garden We received a warm welcome Just further motivation to behave I don t think these kids would have minded picking weeds anyway They stomped their way through puddles identified with the help of signs several different types of vegetables growing and decided which ones they would eat and marveled at the idea of bees that won t sting them Might these help our pollinating efforts at home Okay again maybe I was more excited about the bees than the kids But there is something here for everyone The biggest attraction though standing water Whether it was swirling a stick or dipping their fingers in algae covered water or stomping through a puddle under a giant willow tree Clarification take off your shoes AND socks before hopping in We didn t make it to the grove of century old oak trees across the road or the gift shop with something for everyone at least not on this trip We ll be back soon though The Mike Hike is a favorite of everyone in our family Check out these fun family activities at the

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  • 2016 January | Iowa Wild Kids
    get rid of snow after that all together Maybe it s the teacher in me that anticipates a mid January snow day but this family loves winter It takes about negative fifteen degree weather to Posted by iawildlife in It s Cold Outside 0 comments Read More Recent Posts It s cold outside Oh Christmas Tree A Walk with Grandpa Fall into fall leaves Friends Fun at the Iowa Arboretum

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  • 2015 December | Iowa Wild Kids
    to I m hoping once Dragonfly is old enough to voice his opinion having an odd number of voters will make decisions a little easier There is one thing that we all agree on real Posted by iawildlife in Oh Christmas Tree 0 comments Read More Recent Posts It s cold outside Oh Christmas Tree A Walk with Grandpa Fall into fall leaves Friends Fun at the Iowa Arboretum Recent

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  • 2015 November | Iowa Wild Kids
    time you see His steps are little just like mine he stops and waits for me He lets me ask him questions he lets me hold his hand He makes me feel ten feet tall I think that is grand He says there s no one else like me gold is what I m worth When I walk with Posted by iawildlife in Fossils Friends at the Lake MacBride Spillway 0 comments Read More Fall into fall leaves Well we missed posting picture of the beautiful fall leaves on the trees September and October get a little busy around our house but a crisp November day was the perfect day to call some friends and neighbors over to play in our leaf pile The kids were happily playing inside but at the mention of their friend riding his bike in to the driveway to Posted by iawildlife in Fall into fall leaves 0 comments Read More Recent Posts It s cold outside Oh Christmas Tree A Walk with Grandpa Fall into fall leaves Friends Fun at the Iowa Arboretum Recent Comments Archives January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015

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  • 2015 September | Iowa Wild Kids
    we spend our time Still it leaves me reminiscent of the freedom we have during the summer On one such day we took friends along for a ride and headed north to Boone first for Posted by iawildlife in Friends Fun at the Iowa Arboretum 0 comments Read More Recent Posts It s cold outside Oh Christmas Tree A Walk with Grandpa Fall into fall leaves Friends Fun at the

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  • 2015 August | Iowa Wild Kids
    but the trip to visit cousins was a well worth it long anticipated and long weekend in the car We started with a relaxing family getaway to Galena and took the scenic route home via Posted by iawildlife in Explore Northeast Iowa 0 comments Read More Recent Posts It s cold outside Oh Christmas Tree A Walk with Grandpa Fall into fall leaves Friends Fun at the Iowa Arboretum Recent

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  • 2015 July | Iowa Wild Kids
    still in place out to the river and back in the morning It was about four miles enough for one of us not so much for the other who ran in college and still competes in half Posted by iawildlife in On the High Trestle Trail 0 comments Read More Recent Posts It s cold outside Oh Christmas Tree A Walk with Grandpa Fall into fall leaves Friends Fun at

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  • 2015 June | Iowa Wild Kids
    to a different park every week We had cousins spending a few days with us so all the more reason for some extra fun so before 8 00 AM we were off with five kids in pajamas en route to the grocery store and the car just happened to turn left to visit a tiny town square park that s Posted by iawildlife in Get Into Parks 0 comments Read More Little Prairie Dogs I ll be the first to admit it My kids are spoiled Now I ve been told by babysitters that they really don t have many toys A visit to the ice cream shop or meal out is a big event and the mall Once or twice a year No they re not spoiled by material things not too badly anyway but one look around them and the natural beauty Posted by iawildlife in Blog Post Little Prairie Dogs 0 comments Read More Recent Posts It s cold outside Oh Christmas Tree A Walk with Grandpa Fall into fall leaves Friends Fun at the Iowa Arboretum Recent Comments Archives January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April

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