We've lived in our house for 12 years, and today, we discovered for the first time that we have a red mulberry bush! This is the first year that we have had mulberries at our house. Imagine the boys excitement to learn that we had this tasty fruit tree in our yard and that they could pick and eat the fruit. It was an opportunity to take family time together and to also teach the boys about leaving berries for the other critters. We found deer bedding evidence right under the tree as well.
Spend a few minutes out in your yard this week and see what's new in your yard. I haven't found a way to tie it to Scouts yet ( I'm sure we can tie it to Wildlife conservation somehow), but it was fun to learn about our "new" tree and cook a mulberry pie together!