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Maria Sibylla Merian

Bonnie is a “frost-tender flower!” Naturalist Gal Month continues and Dr. Leah Leach talks about the Swiss naturalist who observed insects and made amazing illustrated drawings of their habitat. The gals also talk about their favorite seasons, throw shade on Michigan and talk about #WelcomeToFairyville & G.G. the #FlatSquirrel  Show Notes Fairyville Activities Maria’s Books […]

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Gene Stratton Porter

After getting a little squirrely talking about our “Nut House”, Bonnie tells us about Hoosier author Gene Stratton Porter who wrote many books about nature including Girl of Limberlost. Images About The Gal’s Guide Podcast What if you could only share 1 cool thing about a topic? Would it be about ancient history? Would it […]

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Rooting Your Dreams Workshop

We’ve been so inspired by the April book club selection, The Awakened Woman by Dr. Tererai Trent! Gal’s Guide is hosting a workshop to put into action the lessons Dr. Tererai lays out in the book. We are going to talk about our goals & dreams, write them down, and bury them in the soil […]

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Inge Lehmann

The Gal Pals talk about their adventures in recycling, fickle pickles, and the Danish Semiologist, Inge Lehmann. Journey with us to the lady who discovered what is in the enter of the Earth – with science! Show Notes & Extras Gal Pals this month are Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris, Rebecca Berfanger and Leah Leach Leah […]

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Wangari Maathai

The first episode in our new research theme of African gals! Bonnie starts us off with a nice little tree-planting gal who wanted to create jobs and plant trees but she was cursed by her government and was hit list! Learn about this amazing gal who not only survived her government but was the first […]

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Gal’s Guide May Travel Trip

Unfortunately we will have to reschedule our travel trip. Mother Nature had other plans with rain and thunderstorms for the entire day, a day that was scheduled to spend a majority of time outside. We will reschedule for June or July. ************************************************************** Your ticket to adventure awaits! Join us Saturday, May 19 as we journey […]

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18 Amazing Gardens

We’ve collected 18 awe-inspiring public gardens from around the world that you can visit on your next getaway. Public gardens are wonderful for those who lack a green thumb but want to enjoy the awe and splendor of a flora and fauna. They are also great for those who garden and want to not only […]

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Gardening Lesson Plans

April is Gardening Month at Gal’s Guide and we’ve collected some great Life Lab gardening lesson plans for either parents or teachers to get elementary kids excited about nature and food. Pondering Plants – First Grade Examining the jobs of three different plant parts – roots, stems, and leaves – helps students to understand that […]

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April Meeting

We’re going to be getting our hands dirty and learning about gardening basics with farmer Christina. We’ll learn timing and preparation when it comes to planting a garden large or small. Our special speaker, Christina, has been helping on the farm her entire life. Her family owns a pumpkin patch, she’s a regular helper with […]

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A Garden Against The Odds

Back in December I adopted an iguana and became a lizard momma to King Louie. Iguanas are herbivores, they do NOT eat crickets like most lizards do, which is one big perk to me because I didn’t want bugs. Iguanas eventually grow up to be about 6 feet long with the body the size of […]