folklore

dandelion clock lore activity

dandelion clock lore activity

 Legend has it, in Ireland, that if fairies are seen by humans a little bit of their magic will disappear.  So as they dance in the moonlight hours, they have the leprechauns blow down dandelion puffs at frequent intervals to tell them how many hours they have left until dawn. The number of seeds left after 3 hard […]

100 Species Challenge (#1) Yoshino Cherry Tree

This beautiful symbol of spring lives in our front yard. The Yoshino Cherry tree is a native of Japan that was introduced to America in 1902. Fauna refers to it as the “Humming Tree” because every year at this time it is covered with honeybees. Obviously it is an important source of food for the […]