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Go Green for Spring!

Posted by Range Officer Rhonda on April 4, 2010

Today is the day that many people worship their various ways in celebration of Easter and Spring. One of the many ways we like to celebrate this holiday, after we’ve attended to our morning rituals [outdoor sunrise services are especially beautiful with all the wild flowers this year] is to gather with family, have a picnic or large family dinner and hunt for Easter eggs [Spring eggs?] with the little ones.

One thing we know is that children of all ages like to hunt for the treasures in the grass, near rocks and logs – sometimes in the mailbox or dog house! It is never too early to teach our young ones about respecting our mother earth. So why not have a special hunt? While you are tending to that succulent goose or ham in the oven or the men are slaving over the grill, have someone take the younger kids on a recycle hunt. You have to plan ahead, of course, and plan for a treat at the end. Take them to the lane leading to your home, or a local roadway [not too much traffic!] or even the local riverside or park. Challenge each of them to gather up the cans and bottles they find along the way, maybe even the fast food cups. Give them a rousing story or two, point out the beautiful wild flowers – or flowering weeds – that are having a hard time poking their heads up with the cans and cups crushing them down.

When you are done, hopefully you didn’t keep them out TOO long, bring them back to the nest and trade them their trash for treats and trinkets. Maybe an Easter cupcake, some quarters, a handful of [sugar free] candy – or some fresh apple and orange slices. Make it special, and make it an annual traditions.  Oh, don’t blow off the REAL egg hunt – have that one too. Wow – how many kids get to say they had TWO Easter egg scavenger hunts in one day?!

One more thing – this is National Poetry Month. Please be sure to visit some of the sites like this one: www.riehlife.com and read some of the poems to inspire you. I was fortunate on this blessed day to have my nature piece, titled ‘The Sparrow’ featured on Riehlife today!

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4 Responses to “Go Green for Spring!”

  1. Kathy said

    The trash for treats and trinkets hunt is a wonderful idea. Sounds like something churches or other organizations could take up as well, not just families. I’m on my way to Riehlife now to read your poem.

    • Rhonda said

      Thanks for stopping by, Kathy. I agree that this message should go to more than just families, but every little bit counts, and families need to find more ways to matter, together. The Boy Scouts and many fine organizations do trash pick up and adopt highways, but it isn’t enough. We need to be taught from home. Once we respect our own spaces, maybe we’ll respect others and pass it on?

  2. susanideus said

    I love this idea, Rhonda. You are so creative! Hope the idea catches on.

  3. bobbi c. said

    Hey girl, Where have you been? I’ve been missing you on the groups. bobbi c.

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