We have been busy as bees lately, which was more than apropos, since we went to visit some bees in the gardens at the OSU Extension Center here in Southern Oregon. It is a fabulous place to visit and learn all about local flowers, gardening, and insects. Back in the early 1900's the government gave a grant to Oregon State University (Go Beavers!) and they built these centers in every country to help locals learn more about agriculture. While not every county in Oregon still has one of these places, it is still a great assent to our community.
Some of the kids were at VBS, but the rest of us got to go along with some other homeschoolers and see what our extension office offered. We saw so many beautiful things and I just had to share with you some of the incredible flowers and more they have growing there.
|Check out the pollen on the bee's legs!|
|We had a really hard time getting a certain someone to NOT pick the flowers.|
Make sure you look into your local community for places like this. Master Gardener classes and 4H are amazing learning opportunities and more than count for science!