Our third year of Library Learning Patch Nature Club has begun. We have changed our name this year to more accurately reflect the purpose of the program, teaching children about their natural world. This nature club is a joint effort between the Red River County Public Library and the Red River chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist organization.We are sponsored by Friends of the Library.
Many exciting classes are planned for this year. Several members of the Texas Master Naturalists will be teaching classes in their area of expertise. Bobby Cornelius will also be returning to teach a class about bees.
Master Naturalist Judy Maroney is responsible for planning the lessons this year and Master Naturalist Sheri Schwed is responsible for overseeing the garden. Master Naturalists Kat Kraft, Truman Kraft, Sharon Black, and Jan Smith are teaching lessons and assisting in the classroom and garden. Sharon Black is also writing articles about our activities and distributing them to area newspapers. This year we have nine children in the class. Simon Pease is volunteering as a junior leader.
|Master Naturalist Judy Maroney|
|Simon Pease, Junior Leader|
|Master Naturalist Sheri Schwed testing soil|
In the second class we learned about soil and worked in the garden, planting lettuce, radishes and onions.
|Master Naturalist Jan Smith|
|Examining a seed|
|Master Naturalist Sharon Black|
|Walt Davis teaching children to observe nature|
Even though we covered the plants during the last freeze, we lost a few of our plants and it was necessary to replant. This farming is hard work!!
Stay tuned - our next post will feature photos of our little garden.