Our pattern of the month is the Bear! There is something about bears that just make them so adorable even though they are among the most massive and powerful animals on earth. Polar bears are the largest and the sun bear is the smallest. Bears were honored in early civilizations. They were a symbol of power, strength and love. They care deeply about others – they will risk their lives to save a cub or a sibling.
Our pattern of the month is the Vulture! Even though vultures are not cute nor cuddly looking, they are very important to our ecosystem since they are nature’s “clean up crew.” Since they are scavengers they help to curb dangerous diseases and bacteria. There is a difference between vultures and buzzards. They are not the same bird, but in the United States when someone refers to a buzzard, they are actually referring to a turkey vulture.
Our pattern of the month is the Mouse! From Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse to Stuart Little and everything in between, authors and illustrators have captured the hearts of both kids and adults with their creations. One hypothesis about why kids love mice so much is that the mice are little, and little kids relate to being the little guy. Mice aren’t that much different from us. They are neat, tidy and organized. In their underground homes, they have areas for storing food, shelter and the toilet!
Our pattern of the month is the Squirrel! Squirrels can range in size from 2 inches to 2 feet long. I still think squirrels are adorable even though a neighborhood squirrel frequently dines on my vegetable plants. After doing research for this blog article, I now realize why I’m fighting a losing battle to keep my vegetables from being on his/her buffet table.
Our pattern of the month is the Duck! Ducks have been featured as cartoon characters. For example, Walt Disney’s Donald Duck and Warner Brothers’ Daffy Duck. Our duck pattern is a caricature of the white domesticated duck which is a descendant of the Mallard Duck. The Mallard is the most common and recognized duck of the species.