Experience the joy and excitement of discovery with these fun nature scavenger hunts. You can do one of these, or make up your own! This is a great activity to do with children.
Learn how to set up your own backyard scavenger hunt with these step-by-step instructions. This page also has links to scavenger hunt lists both with and without drawings to suit kids of various ages.
Designed for little ones learning their letters, this word hunt challenges kids to find items in nature that start with various letters of the alphabet.
We developed this scavenger hunt list to include not only general nature items but also some tied to water quality and the link between rural lands and those downstream.
For a more advanced scavenger hunt, try this list that includes particular species of plants, invertebrates, frogs, and fish.
Many plants cause skin irritation. In most cases these irritations are mild, but a few can be severe. Be aware of these plants so you can avoid them or respond with appropriate treatment.
Your woodlot is a great place to bond with your family. A picnic is a fun, easy way to create some family memories and expose your kids or grandkids to nature.
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.
There's no substitute for in-person gatherings on the family land. Getting your family outside and walking together lets each person reflect on what your land means to them.