Nature & Outdoors
Think bird identification is too complicated to do? Cornell Lab of Ornithology says you just need to spot 4 key features to start.
There’s no way you won’t want to go outside after reading these poems. Favorites of our outdoor adventure aficionado, Will H.
Outdoor-themed Books for Kids
Kids looking for something to read? Here are some outdoor-themed recommendations for toddlers to teens. (Psst… Henrico County Public Library has tons of FREE digital content.)
Cornell Lab of Ornithology has 15 different live bird cams you can check out – from Bermuda to California to Panama!
Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt with no cost and no prep! See how many of these you can find in your backyard or a nearby park. Print-friendly version
Build a house for gnomes and fairies visiting your yard using natural materials! This gnome home was constructed by staff member Mary S.
27 Gardening Hacks
Experiment with growing plants from these leftover fruits & veggies!
Here’s a SUPER easy way to give your clay pots some personality from staff member Elaine O.! 🌱
Rae Dunn Rocks
Here’s a simple craft inspired by Rae Dunn Clay, by staff member Katie J.
What Kind of Tree?
Here’s how to make your own guide to the trees in your neighborhood!
Learn About Azaleas
Azalea season might be ending, but it’s never too late to learn. The Azalea Society of America offers a wealth of information that could guide you to more beautiful landscape. https://www.azaleas.org/about-azaleas/
Every 9 Minutes
The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Bay Area artists Joel Dean Stockdill and Yustina Salnikova are hoping this blue whale sculpture will inspire the public to “porpoiseful” action. Watch the video
Getcher Rock On
Create some fun figures and decorations by painting rocks and stones from your backyard. All you need is paint, brushes, rocks, maybe some markers or crayons, and a healthy imagination!