The little one and I have noticed just how many bees are in our yard this summer. It seems like hundreds! I couldn't pick a flower without one flying out. It has indeed been an amazing year for bees (and honey!!) and we are learning more and more about them everyday.
We set to work making a bee mobile to hang above our new nature table. It's super easy. The wreath was made out of old grape vines, the flowers out of wool felt, and the bees were just black felt that we rolled between our hands to make it into an oblong shape. You then wrap it with some yellow embroidery floss and the wings I made out of tracing paper. I sewed the wings on (with one stitch) leaving a long thread to hang them from the wreath.
The little one and I also went to the library to get books about bees to learn more about them. We weren't exactly sure what happened after they brought the nectar back to the hive, and we were so surprised to read that they have quite the amazing system! I will never look at a bee the same way again. They are smart creatures. It's just fueling my love of beekeeping. I so want to keep bees and have been after Sasa this summer to let me do it. Anyone out there a beekeeper? I'd love to hear your experience!
The table our nature corner sits upon was found thrifting at my favorite little place. We have had a variety of nature tables, but with the rate this house gets changed around, the nature table was always getting pushed aside or taken down altogether. But this place? It won't budge. It's right in our mudroom for all to see. I love seeing it when we walk out the door.
The little one helped a lot putting this together, even finding her two summer picture books and placing them on the table. She's so sweet.
I am in love with this little corner. I think it's my new favorite!
What does your nature table look like right now?!