Here at the Farm, we know that animals have magic. We see it every day when we introduce the public to our wooly, furry, and feathered friends in the Children’s Farmyard. The Human-Animal Interaction Conference helped us understand that magic a bit better. Read more o our Farm Blog (link in bio). Photos by Farm-Based Education Network Coordinator @verarae44 #ShelburneFarms
The @mushroomforager, Ari Rockland-Miller, introduced wildcrafting participants to the mushrooms and greens growing in our forests and landscapes during the spring months. With the right safety and sustainability measures, foraging allows us to engage with the environment and learn more about the food on our plate. Highlight of the exploration: pheasant back mushrooms! Photos by Director of Community Programs @tremccarney #ShelburneFarms
The first hay cuttings are underway! We'll wait another two months for the next round of cutting to accommodate the breeding schedule of the Bobolinks and Savannah Sparrows. This gives the birds enough time to reproduce and fledge in between cuttings. Photo by Educator @clairemargaret89 #ShelburneFarms
Join us this Saturday - 5/20 - with your mud boots for some pond dipping fun! Spring is a perfect time to explore the pond for life and all of the cool critters that live there. We’ll hike down to the pond, dip in to look for the animals that call it home, and discover some of their amazing adaptations that allow them to survive. Two sessions, registration link in bio.