This resource was created by Joanne Vogel and Kate Reilly.
January is the perfect time for new outdoor adventures and a refreshed sense of learning and discovery of our natural world. Need some inspiration to get started?
Thanks to the PreK to Grade 2 students at Weston Elementary School in Manville, New Jersey for sending along words to describe their visions of a winter experience at Duke Farms:
- Peaceful and calm
- Green… but also snowy
- Cold and “brrrr” - so be active!
- Glistening, glimmering, and bright
- And most importantly - happy.
If you are still making the decision to go outside to explore, the winter world awaits your curiosity.
Sugar maple sap is what we use to create yummy and sweet maple syrup! Humans aren't the only living things to have a sweet tooth for sap. You might have learned from our others Explore January resources that sapsuckers and other woodpeckers enjoy nature's sweet treat, too! But they're not the only ones... did you know that there are species of moths that feed off sap? The most commons ones are members of the Noctuidae family - from the Latin noctua, which means owl. No, these moths are not related to owls! They get their name from their eyes, which are very large and reminiscent of owl eyes.