Summer progresses, and we find ourselves edging towards mild drought conditions. There are few flowers at the moment to draw our attention, other than the many different grass flowers. According to the New York Flora Atlas, there are 159 different species of grass growing naturally…
It is always amazing how we can go from saturated soil to totally dry in the blink of an eye. The soil through the wet meadow (which is now anything but wet) is a heavy clay. This soil almost always has standing water, but once the spring rains cease, the ground will form large cracks as it …
In our area of the country, there is one thing you can count on. Once the weather becomes inviting for outdoor activities, the insects show up for the party. Part of our daily routine now includes fending off Deer Flies. Deer flies are true flies, which means that they go through sev…
Frosty nights give way to yet another weather change and we find ourselves dealing with highs around ninety. Is it any wonder that people in our neck of the woods struggle to decide when to switch out their winter/summer wardrobe?! For plants it is equally confusing, but somehow, th…
Weather in Western New York is always a guessing game. So far in 2020, we have had a beautiful, warmer-than-average March, followed by six weeks of colder-than –average weather, which included several nights in early May with lows in the twenties and even some snow. This back-and-for…
Every evening around 5:30, my husband and I take a walk with our dog out behind our house in Ontario County.
Have fun staying home with these seven musical classics!
Our local heroes featured here are submissions from community members, familys and friends.
These streams will help you stay fit even while social distancing and staying home. Opt for a daily video or choose a challenge!
The Monroe County 4-H Team will be sharing a series of brief videos for youth and families, highlighting tips and small garden projects to do at home. Recently, 4-H Educator Jessica showed us how to sow seeds in homemade toilet paper roll pots in a tutorial found on the Cornell Cooperative E…
A simple, daily positive thought during these difficult times written by our content writer, Amanda.
Coronavirus restrictions have many of us taking nature walks more frequently than usual, giving the whole family a great opportunity to notice what is happening in nature all around them. Find these classic heralds of spring during your next stroll.
With social distancing in place, gathering a large group together whether at home or in a public setting for a birthday party isn’t necessarily an option. Have no fear though! With the right ingenuity and the aid of video calling software, those much needed social interactions and birthday c…
To help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The CDC recommends you cover your mouth to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus.
Isolation got you down? Here’s some fun suggestions on how you can help “flatten the curve” now!
Have you ever thought about trying bird watching, kitchen scrap gardening, or making a calm jar with your families? Learn these and more by visiting FLX 4-H Learning Launchpad, an online learning platform.
Tune in to storytime at your local library, neighboring ones or all of them! This is a great way to help your children stay connected to their local library while continuing the literacy-improving practice of having wonderful books read to them.
Here at Kid Scoop we both syndicate content and we publish a newspaper for children in the San Francisco Bay Area. With school closures, we suddenly had no way to deliver the newspapers to the classrooms who had ordered them.
The Getty Museum of Los Angeles issued this challenge to creative art fans everywhere! “We challenge you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home.”
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Maybe your child is a world traveler in the making, has an interest in world history, digs American history, wants to be a spy or stream live pandas all day! Whatever their interests, your child will find much to do our virtual activity picks.
Need ideas of shows to watch while you're home? We took all of our 'Whats on Your Screen' contest submissions to make an ultimate list of binge-worthy shows!
It isn’t easy transitioning your workspace from a work-centered office to your family-focused home. These tips help make your work-from-home experience a little less stressful.
You may not have signed up to be a homeschooling parent, yet suddenly, you find yourself teaching your child—or children—from home. Don’t worry! I believe you can help your child learn. As an experienced homeschooler, I offer you these tips for a successful homeschool experience!