Stories

Stories and pictures about our travels, our photography and the outdoors.

 

What's the name of your tree?

Last week we were out on the McCloud River taking pictures. This week we were helping the local environmental education foundation (Spring Rivers) with the Foundation's field trips for local school kids. The two don't seem that related. But sometimes things have a way of coming together.

As part of the field trip we had a station where we helped the kids experience trees. During the lesson they "adopt" a tree. Near the end of one group we had an exchange that went something like this:

Kid: I know what the name of my tree is.

Adult: Really? What's your tree's name?

Kid: Puppy.

Adult: Oh I guess it must be a.....

......Dogwood.