Welcome to Forest Preschool

Welcome to the blog of Forest Preschool at the Green Mountain Audubon Center! We are happy you decided to check us out. Here is where you will find a detailed overview of our day: the things we saw, heard, found, and sometimes even tasted! If you are interested in learning more about us, find the “About:Forest Preschool” page. Other information can be found on our website.

Here is a snap-shot of our first session this spring:

We met our animal identities, and had some fun learning about them through-out our spring session.

Animal ID

We had lots of fun exploring Forest Camp and playing in the snow.

Red Fox on her snowy look-out
Red Fox on her snowy look-out
Red-backed Salamander found a quinzhee!
Red-backed Salamander found a quinzhee!
Finding treasures in the snow.
Finding treasures in the snow.

Once temperatures rose, we just had to tap some maple trees (this is Vermont, ya know).

Eastern Cottontail taps a tree
Eastern Cottontail taps a tree with help from Fisher Cat.
Deer Mouse figuring out if we have collected enough sap to make 1 gallon of syrup.
Deer Mouse figuring out if we have collected enough sap to make 1 gallon of syrup. So close! It takes about 40 gallons of sap for every gallon of syrup.

And then things started to change…

Look what happened to ourf ire circle when all the snow melted!
Look what happened to our fire circle when all the snow melted!

The sun was out longer, the sap finished flowing, and the frogs could be heard!

Spring finally arrived! Scooping in the Peeper Pond.
Spring finally arrived! Scooping in the Peeper Pond.
Patients and perseverance pays off!
Patience and perseverance pays off!

 It was a great 7 weeks!

Oren trail

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