Our topic this day was “Dandelions, Stars in the Grass” after the book by Mia Posada. I read that book and three others, one about how the Dandelion is more than a weed, and another about the life of a dandelion, from seed to plant, to flower & back to seed. I pressed a “blowing” flower between pieces of clear packing tape, some flowers in a jar and one whole plant, in water, along with a carrot, so they could see what a tap root looked like. We talked about “kid” things, like making chains & flower wreaths and seeing if you like “butter” by putting the flower under your chin. We also talked about the many flowers a dandelion really is, and how you can “color” with the pollen, if you rub a flower on paper. Our walk included looking for dandelions in the front of the visitor’s center, and we concluded by painting a flower and a “wishing” flower on paper that had the leaves already on it. The yellow flower was done with plastic forks, and the white flowers were done with “kooz” balls. –Jill Morgan, aka Mother Nature at Hobbs State Park Visitor Center. Photos by Kitty Sanders.