Your woodlot is a backdrop for your life. Just being in and around nature can support your health and reduce stress. Find, protect, and enhance your woodlot's scenic beauty.

Nature Mobiles

Functional and beautiful, you can create a hanging mobile to use as decoration or even as an herb-drying rack.

 Nature Mobiles
Capture Fall Foliage Colors

Peak autumn color only lasts a few days each year. When your woodlot erupts in orange, yellow, and red, be ready to photograph this beautiful season.

Capture Fall Foliage Colors
Check Out Old Maps

The United States Geological Survey has been creating maps since 1884, and they're all available online for free.

Check Out Old Maps
Identify My Special Places

Make sure your forester and logger know your expectations for your favorite spots on your woodlot, like a special trail or view.

Identify My Special Places
Learn Bird Calls

Beauty isn’t just in what you see. By learning common bird songs and calls, you can tune in to your woodlot’s beautiful sounds as well.

Learn Bird Calls
Learn What to Look For

Scenic views. Burbling streams. Old stone walls. Check out these special places on other woodlots to get some fresh ideas for your own.

Learn What to Look For
Learn Where to Look

Free aerial photos and topographic maps can reveal a lot about your property, and a simple hike can turn into a natural history lesson when you can read the woods.

Learn Where to Look
Listen to the Sounds of My Woodlot at Dusk

Just as people start going to bed, your woodlot is waking up. Many animals are only active at night. Sit outside with your ears open, and you might surprise yourself with what you hear.

Listen to the Sounds of My Woodlot at Dusk
Make a Clay Leaf Bowl

In this activity, you’ll use air-dry clay to perfectly preserve the veins and shapes of a leaf in the form of a small, shallow bowl.

Make a Clay Leaf Bowl
Make a Sound Map

When we travel, we often forget to pause and appreciate what’s right around us. With a sound map, you’ll sit still and translate the sounds around you onto paper.

Make a Sound Map
Make a Split Log Bench

With a chainsaw, safety equipment, and a log, you can make yourself a rustic resting spot even deep in your woodlot.

Make a Split Log Bench
Make a Time Lapse Video

Nature can move slowly, but with time lapse photos and videos, you can speed up the movements of clouds, sunsets, and blooming flowers to just a few seconds.

Make a Time Lapse Video
Make a Tree Stump Planter

If you cut down a tree in your yard, getting rid of the stump can be a real pain. Instead of grinding it up, this project repurposes that stump into a small flowerbed.

Make a Tree Stump Planter
Make a Tree Stump Table

Have a leftover tree stump from an old yard, firewood, or timber harvest tree? Put it to use by making a rustic end table.

Make a Tree Stump Table
Make a Wooden Smartphone Dock

Nature meets technology with this simple build that can turn a cellphone charger into a woodsy work of art.

Make a Wooden Smartphone Dock
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