Christmas and nature really can go hand-in-hand.
At least that was the case recently at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center in Summit Hill, where members of Girl Scout Troop 3580 took part in a Christmas craft program.
Among the Christmas-themed projects the troop made were wreaths, spiders, yule logs, snowflakes and gift bags.
Devyn Hauser, a seventh-grader from Palmerton, said she was proud of the wreath she made.
"I'm going to take it home and put it on my front door," she said.