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Learning Laboratory: Leaves and Birds

Working on their eagle's nest

Saturday was gorgeous, so we spent much of the day outside cleaning up our yard. The kids raked together the leaves of our Japanese Maple tree, which are always especially soft and fun to play in.

Building an eagle's nest (later to become an owl's nest)

They had seen a full-size (and therefore enormous) replica of a Bald Eagle’s nest on our visit to Stone Zoo, and they decided to recreate it. They did a great job! They were having a hard time playing at being eagles, though, so they switched the nest to an owl’s nest, which they found much more approachable.

Japanese Maple tree in the fall

I’ve always thought that our Japanese Maple leaves looked like pink gold when they change color in the fall. It’s hard to capture on film, though!

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MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

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