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spring nature + kids = magic

Natural Kids: spring nature + kids = magic

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

spring nature + kids = magic

by Jen of SewnNatural shop

Wednesdays on the NaturalKids blog usually feature a wonderful kid-friendly craft. Today, in the midst of shining warm sun, spring tulips peeking out of the ground, and the birth of so many baby insects and animals, we take a short break to consider the simple magic of nature. Children have a deep need to be connected to nature, and learning about plants and animals (experientially) can help to ground them, teach them about themselves & their earth, and bring them lots of joy.

Here are some photos taken last week in Montreal at the Botanical Gardens. Over 1500 butterflies and moths from around the world (50 to 75 butterfly species) are free - flying around to be observed (especially by the wee ones of the world!) Did you know that of the some 1.8 million plant and animal species inventoried to date, two-thirds of them are insects, and close to 175,000 of that number are butterflies?

Please feel free to visit our blog, the SewnNatural studio, for recipes, eco living musings and kids crafts ideas.


Blogger woolies said...

so beautiful!

March 17, 2010 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger CurlyMonkey said...

Beautiful! Spring is here!

March 17, 2010 at 2:02 PM  
Anonymous EvesLittleEarthlings said...

Exciting to see these butterflies. I just added a little sewn one to my etsy store.

March 17, 2010 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

My children are clapping and cheering for these photographs! Butterflies are a hit :)

March 18, 2010 at 7:36 AM  

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