Woods and Wetlands 2017Make a Wish December 2, 2017December 2, 2017 woodsandwetlands Can you make a wish on cattail fluff? If you can, then these kids will have enough wishes for the whole world. They love to hug Grandfather Oak. Despite not really wanting to be wet, they can’t help trying to make it through. This log held soft, almost-earth-again material. I was enchanted by this tree that has evidently grown out of another fallen tree. When left to their own, unstructured devices, kids WILL entertain themselves. Mission: find as many trees with matching bark as you can between here and the path. M. found a shell! Oh the joy of cattail torches. Make a wish! Endlessly fascinating. It felt like it was snowing at 50 degrees. A bundle of dried ferns made a duster. I don’t dust. And luckily the outdoors doesn’t need to be dusted! They covered the stump with cattail fluff. I am beginning to think we should stuff pillows with it! Conducting experiments. H. was so proud. She never climbed this high before! She did it! C. is in her happy place.