Signs of Spring in the Arnold Arboretum

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A group of people smiling together, including State Senator Mike Rush and State Rep Consalvo
Pictured above: Casserly House children enjoyed a picnic to end the tour

by Lindsay Morrison, Program Administrator

Casserly House took a trip to the Arnold Arboretum during the April vacation week. Children learned more about the seasons, pollination, and stages of growing plants. As they completed the guided tour led by Ana Maria Caballero and some local volunteers, they collected fallen branches, leaves, flowers, and other signs of nature. After seeing turtles, frogs, fish, bird nests, and more, the children gathered their collections together to begin drawing their scientific observations.

Although Arnold Arboretum discourages eating food to prevent litter and protect the species, they made an exception for Casserly House to enjoy a picnic as well. Transportation to and from was generously provided by the E5 District of the Boston Police Department.

Pictured above: Ana Maria Caballero, Arnold Arboretum Outdoor Educator, led the tour, which included feeding fish.