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Woods and Walking Trails

nlalor_photography_090713_westbrook_nature_preschool_22 (2)Over the bridge the children walk each day to trails that wind through woodlands filled with beech, shagbark hickory, tulip, oak, and maple trees. Our beautiful trees give us shade and host a great variety of birds such as woodpeckers, bluebirds, chickadees, phoebes, and the occasional barred owl. Decomposing logs provide a of wildlife experiences from beetles in all stages of development to mushrooms of all variety and color. Our yurt, a meeting place and winter classroom, stands at the top of the hill next to our campfire site. Further down the trail, the children climb atop the giant Grandfather Rock to listen to a story and then take turns telling their own. Down by the river, children walk on top of a giant log, the perfect balance beam.