Message 10

Activities:

Here’s the next (and maybe last, for now! ) episode of Where we belong. What do you think Cleo wishes for? What would you wish for?
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Here’s a fun Plant Scavenger Hunt made by coyote staff Benoit. Themed mostly around trees. This is a great activity to do with your young one (and for yourself!) to learn start to recognize more of the patterns in the plant life around us.
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Throwback to summer camps 2019! This song was sung frequently at our camps. It’s Leonard Cohen words put to music.

Resources:

Here is a handy tool to start to get better at identifying bird species in your area from our good friend Brian (in english only).
How to identify Birds: 21 tips to rapidly improve your bird identification skills.
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Here is a helpful link to the government site if you are interested in taking up a fishing hobby! A great way to spend time outside, spaced apart, and connecting with the land.
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Here’s an awesome planting schedule from le Jardin botanique, which will tell you when to start your seedlings, when to direct sow, or when to plant your transplants that you started indoors.

Reflection:

Here’s another inspiring poem that warms our hearts in troubled times that was shared with our Teen program ZOOM call last Sunday:
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The Peace of Wild Things, by Wendell Berry
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When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
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