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Blooming flowers in western Massachusetts is a sight to behold. However, Mother Nature is still boss in these here parts and she dictates that the bloom will wilt in due time. Pressing plants and flowers is a fun and poignant way to capture memories of Spring and Summer while supporting an interest in botany and local habitats. Keep on pressing and the next thing you know you have a family herbarium!

It is also a superb way to broaden a child’s educational learnscape through honing skills on observation, documentation, craft, composition, science and of course nature. Read about the educational value pressing flowers and plants can offer your kids, and keep a bit of summer with you forever.

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