|Thomas W. Eastman Conservation Study Area (Behind Newman Elementary School, Needham, MA)|
There is a little wetland area behind my daughter's school that serves as a place for nature study. A sign identifies it as the "Thomas W. Eastman Conservation Study Area." As far as I can tell it is dedicated to a Needham science educator who died prematurely in the 1970s. (If someone knows the whole story please let me know in the comments).
Today we sat on the boardwalk, watching a wood duck on the pond and listening to wood frogs and spring peepers.
Or, rather, I did that while Lily fished soggy leaves from the water.
|Skunk Cabbage! It is spring after all!|