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Assess My Trails

Spotting erosion problems before they grow makes it cheaper and easier to fix them.

Assess My Trails
Clean My Bird Boxes

Just setting up a bird nesting box isn’t enough to keep birds using it. Periodic cleaning will reduce nest parasites and improve the health of both adult and baby birds.

Clean My Bird Boxes
Find My Vernal Pools

Vernal pools are unique wetlands that only have water part of the year. Though often hard to spot, vernal pools provide critical breeding habitat for amphibians. Learn to recognize vernal pools and discover what you can do to protect yours.

Find My Vernal Pools
Find Out What Lives in My Stream

Macroinvertebrates—creatures without backbones but that you can see with your naked eye—live in streams and are important food sources for larger wildlife. These critters are easy to find and identify by turning over rocks and sifting the streambed through a net.

Find Out What Lives in My Stream
Go on a Scavenger Hunt

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.

Go on a Scavenger Hunt
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
Improve My Animal Tracking Skills

Like many outdoor activities, wildlife tracking requires practice and patience. If you already have a basic understanding of wildlife tracks, these resources will help you take your tracking skills to the next level.

Improve My Animal Tracking Skills
Investigate a Fallen Log

Plants, mushrooms, insects, and all sorts of other interesting critters make a living on fallen logs. Peek under a log to discover this fascinating woodland world.

Investigate a Fallen Log
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
Paint or Draw Outside

Like to draw? Like to paint? Try doing them outside! Painting or drawing outside, also known as “plein air” art, can improve your nature observation skills and deepen your connection with the land.

Paint or Draw Outside
Record and Share Wildlife Sightings

Seeing wildlife on your woodlot is more than fun; it can also be a way to protect those animals in the future. These websites let you share your wildlife sightings with others and help scientists learn how our critter neighbors are doing.

Record and Share Wildlife Sightings
Start a Nature Journal

Nature journaling will help you hone your nature observation skills and keep track of what you experience in your woods. Don’t worry if you aren’t a writer, artist, or naturalist; you can still keep a great nature journal.

Start a Nature Journal
Take a Day Hike

Hiking is likely the most common way you’ll experience your woodlot. Learn about essential items to bring to make your hike a safe, enjoyable time.

Take a Day Hike
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