March 17, 2018

My bucket list of Boston area wikes had Noanet Woodlands on it for quite some time.  If you haven’t been there yet, it should be on your short list, too!

When we finally made it to Noanet Woodlands, a 600 acre property of The Trustees in Dover, Massachusetts, it just so happened to be perfect weather.  The sky was clear and sunny, the air was a crisp 45 degrees Fahrenheit, and there was a beautiful layer of snow on the ground.  It was the first day of daylight savings time, so we put on our hats and boots and made use of our extra hour of sun to hit the trails.

We started at Caryl Park, where there was a parking lot (and...

November 14, 2017

Hello! We are Cady and Emily from Follow Our Lead, Boston, delighted to be guest posters today on wikebaby.com! We follow our children’s interests, and support learning opportunities in authentic, meaningful ways at home and around the Boston area. Like Kelly, we embrace the outdoors in all four seasons. But, we think there is something extra special about fall in New England. We hope you enjoy our post and we’d love to hear from you! Subscribe to our blog, follow us on Instagram or Facebook, and join the conversation. Our goal is to create a community to provide parents with new ideas and inspirations, including yours!  Th...

July 23, 2017

It’s most exciting to discover a magical place that’s basically in your backyard.  As a child, it might actually be in your backyard—a new hole, a corner of the property, a slit in the fence.  Imagine the excitement when you realize you can peer into your neighbor’s yard or when you find a litter of bunnies under your grass.

That’s sort of how I felt when I discovered Hale Reservation in Westwood, Ma. 

I had literally never heard of Hale Reservation even though it’s located only miles away and boasts over 1,000 acres and 20 miles of hiking.  It also hosts 2,000 children every weekday in the summer as part of their enormous ca...

May 7, 2017

I'm not talking about blind plants. They don't have eyes, silly!  

Did you know that the flower you're looking at might be a trillium plant?  Did you know trillium plants can live for up to 25 years and that it's illegal to pick it in some places? Or it could be a bloodroot flower. Did you know that the bloodroot flower was once thought to cure cancer but later found to cause cancer? Maybe you're looking at my dear old friend skunk cabbage (story for another day...).  Did you know that the skunk cabbage actually has a purple flower with very large petals?  Did you know that you could also be looking at a cactus plant that is...

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Wike: (v) to walk or hike; (n) a walk or hike, usually used when referring to a short hike or long walk in nature.

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