Squirrel

A squirrel and his bushy tail are always moving. They can often be very trusting creatures.
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Dragonfly

Adults appear in a variety of colors. Their finely netted “fairy” wings are always outstretched even when they are resting.
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Cardinal

The male cardinal is bright red, the female not so much. They stay with us in our woodlands and backyards all year long.
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Fox

These doglike mammals help make sure that we don’t become over populated with mice, rats, and rabbits.
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Welcome to Children’s Nature Guide. On the pages of this site your whole family can share the adventure of reconnecting with nature and the environment and retaking their place in the natural world. You can visit the ImagiNation on the pages of Ari’s Diary, the little girl grey squirrel who speaks to the child in us all. You can click on bugly bugs eager to introduce themselves to you. You can discover the wonder of nature observation, nature book reading and nature play. And, you can imagine and experience the possibilities of creating nature inspired art and creative writing. Make time, go outdoors. Nature beckons to us all.

Deer

The swift and graceful deer is the largest mammal most adults and kids will see in the forest.
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Butterfly

You simply must learn about their magical change from a lovable caterpillar to fluttering winged wonder!
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