Our third and final week of Trailblazers camp for the season was an excellent conclusion to our best summer yet!

Our first day featured our usual introduction of both the Bethel Springs Elementary School Nature Trail and the Concord Elementary School Nature Trail. Our morning on the BSES Nature Trail started with a pretty ordinary bird walk until we stumbled upon a frenzy of activity on the baseball field. Upon closer inspection, we observed a large group of...


As you can tell by the excessive capitalization in the title, I had a thrilling walk on the trail this morning despite the damp, overcast conditions that greeted me up on my arrival. 

Things were slow as I walked up to the trail. I heard a few Dark-eyed Juncos chipping along the edge of the parking lot and a few American Robins foraging on the curbside. Once on the trail, many birds were singing springtime songs despite the cold temperatures. I even witnesse...


This year's Nature Exploration for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students was another smashing success! Last year's Nature Exploration brought a snow-covered experience for the students, but this year's conditions were mild and welcoming!

We began in the classroom discussing possible bird species we would find and practicing how to hold and use binoculars. Once we were all up to speed, we rushed out to the trail to make the most of our afternoon.

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