Welcome to Your July
Forest Box Lessons & Story!
Below you will find videos and the Audio Story for this month. We have an Animal Nature Journal , an Animal Tracking Box Activity, a Willow Bark Weaving Craft , and A Forest Story called "Close Encounters of the Animal Kind", all here on this page.
Enjoy, have fun, and remember that you can send us an email about your experiences or any questions at
Forest Story Audio
Close Encounters of the Animal Kind
There are some encounters that can only be experienced, and when we have a close encounter, it can be difficult to share with others. Sometimes it's just a feeling, and other times, it's much more direct and intense! These are some of my stories!!!
Animal Nature Journal
Learning about birds begins with the easiest birds to see that are all around us every day, and becoming a sort of 'profiler' of their looks, their song, their movements and nesting preferences, and that's all that journaling is! It's the very fastest way I know to learn and most importantly, to remember what you learn for the rest of your life!
The Animal Tracking Box How-to Video
Ricardo breaks down some ways that you can learn about birds in your area, where you are able to observe certain things they do and what those things might mean. It's a way to understand what birds are paying attention to in the woods that we as humans rarely understand or pay attention to, and this video can be your doorway into that new world!
Willow Bark Weaving Craft Activity
This is a video of a woman making a mat with palm fibers that is the exact technique that I use with willow bark! It's super quick and will show you exactly how to begin to weave and how to finish the edges in the easiest way possible! Check it out!