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11 Fun Ideas for Exploring Nature With Kids

Connect to nature, de-stress and get some fresh air with these suggestions

Published on: July 19, 2019

11 Fun Ideas for Exploring Nature With Kids

Ladybug on a child's thumb

Focus in

You don’t need to spend the day in an old-growth forest to reap the benefits of time spent in nature. Don’t overlook those imperfect corners of your back yard, a pocket park or nearby green belt, or the overgrown edges of city parks.

You might be amazed at how much wildness you can find in the scraggly edges of a tamer environment. My two children and I have found spiders, snakes, caterpillars, ladybugs and even a salamander in the un-mown edges of our suburban lawn. We’ve also found interesting plants that have managed to self-seed and get a foothold where the lawn mower couldn’t reach them.

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