You don’t have to own land to appreciate the outdoors. These activities will help you connect with nature wherever you are.

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Discover Deer's Impact on the Land

Deer are what’s known as a “keystone species,” meaning they have a major impact on the woods. Understanding the changes deer cause to a woodlot is the first step in learning how to live with them.

Discover Deer's Impact on the Land
Do a Walking Meditation

Spending relaxing time in the woods, sometimes called shinrin yoku or forest bathing, is a proven way to reduce stress, improve mood, and lower blood pressure.

Do a Walking Meditation
Identify My Trees

Trees mark the changing seasons, protect our water, and clean our air. You can figure out which tree is which by spotting differences in leaves, bark, and even where a tree is growing.

Identify My Trees
Identify Wildlife Tracks

You may not always see wildlife in your woods, but by learning how to interpret their tracks, you can learn a lot about the animals on your land and their behavior.

Identify Wildlife Tracks
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 Tick Prevention Best Management Practices

Protect yourself against Lyme disease by avoiding tick bites and checking yourself for ticks after coming in from the outdoors.

Learn Tick Prevention Best Management Practices
Learn to Identify the Asian Longhorn Beetle

Asian longhorned beetle is an invasive insect that kills many kinds of trees, including maples. Discover how to identify these beetles and the signs they leave behind.

Learn to Identify the Asian Longhorn Beetle
Learn to Identify the Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald ash borer is considered the most devastating invasive insect in North American forests. It attacks ash trees. Discover how to identify these dangerous insects and the signs they leave behind.

Learn to Identify the Emerald Ash Borer
Learn to Identify the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Hemlock wooly adelgid attacks hemlock trees, which commonly grow on steep slopes near streams. Discover how to identify this insect and the signs they leave behind.

Learn to Identify the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
Make Leaf-Print Fabric

Create your own nature-themed fabrics for a variety of sewing projects using this kid-friendly technique.

Make Leaf-Print Fabric
Take a “Five Senses” Hike

Our lives are so busy that we rarely slow down to appreciate what's around us. In a five senses hike, you'll slowly walk your trails and stop occasionally to explore what you're seeing, hearing, smelling, feeling, and even tasting. This is a great activity to do with kids.

Take a “Five Senses” Hike
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