SOUTH BEND, Indiana. Isis Robbins, an 11-year-old student, spenT much of her time in mid 2020 at the home of her grandmother. When she wasn’t busy with her online homework assignments, she would be exploring her grandmother’s large backyard with her dog.

One day she spotted a four-leaf clover. She was excited. She knew they are rare. She began researching and learned they grow in clusters. She went out looking for clusters of them in the backyard as well as in a park nearby. A year later, she had over 500. She preserves them by putting them between sheets of wax paper and then ironing them.

Her new passion helped her cope with the pandemic’s isolation. It gave her something to do while she was not able to be people. She said it was convenient since it was just out the back door. A it was calming.

Read more: “500 four-leaf clovers? New hobby and a bit of good luck for South Bend girl” in South Bend Tribune