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Day 18: Meet a tree and an animal riddle

Outdoor ideas and inspiration We understand that this is a difficult time for many people, and we want to help. To that end, we will be posting daily outdoor ideas and inspiration (weekdays only). Being outdoors in nature is good for your health and emotional well-being! For parents, we will frequently share simple activities to […]

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It’s tick season: Be prepared

By Ed Robinson Thanks to a mild winter, it looks like mud season might pass with only a modicum of mud compared to some years. Yet that mild winter probably means a large population of ticks lurking in the forest and hoping to latch onto us for a meal. However, there is much you can […]

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Day 17: Build an obstacle course, an animal riddle and a chapter of the Junior Ranger Activity Book

Outdoor ideas and inspiration We understand that this is a difficult time for many people, and we want to help. To that end, we will be posting daily outdoor ideas and inspiration (weekdays only). Being outdoors in nature is good for your health and emotional well-being! For parents, we will frequently share simple activities to […]

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Bird Watching for Science

By Ed Robinson Do you have an interest in learning more about the world around you? Have you wondered how scientists go about studying the major challenges faced by the Earth from climate change to plastic pollution to endangered species? Many people have a fascination about our world and want to learn about melting polar […]

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Day 16: Senses grid and a plant riddle

Outdoor ideas and inspiration We understand that this is a difficult time for many people, and we want to help. To that end, we will be posting daily outdoor ideas and inspiration (weekdays only). Being outdoors in nature is good for your health and emotional well-being! For parents, we will frequently share simple activities to […]

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Day 15: Make a museum and an animal riddle

Outdoor ideas and inspiration We understand that this is a difficult time for many people, and we want to help. To that end, we will be posting daily outdoor ideas and inspiration (weekdays only). Being outdoors in nature is good for your health and emotional well-being! For parents, we will frequently share simple activities to […]

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Day 14: A treasure hunt for toys and an animal riddle

Outdoor ideas and inspiration We understand that this is a difficult time for many people, and we want to help. To that end, we will be posting daily outdoor ideas and inspiration (weekdays only). Being outdoors in nature is good for your health and emotional well-being! For parents, we will frequently share simple activities to […]

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Day 13: Animal tracking and an animal riddle

Outdoor ideas and inspiration We understand that this is a difficult time for many people, and we want to help. To that end, we will be posting daily outdoor ideas and inspiration (weekdays only). Being outdoors in nature is good for your health and emotional well-being! For parents, we will frequently share simple activities to […]

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Day 12: Phenology study and an animal riddle

Outdoor ideas and inspiration We understand that this is a difficult time for many people, and we want to help. To that end, we will be posting daily outdoor ideas and inspiration (weekdays only). Being outdoors in nature is good for your health and emotional well-being! For parents, we will frequently share simple activities to […]

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Day 11: Fairy houses, an animal riddle and the Devil’s Back Trail chapter of the Junior Ranger Activity Book

Outdoor Ideas and Inspiration We understand that this is a difficult time for many people, and we want to help. To that end, we will be posting daily outdoor ideas and inspiration (weekdays only). Being outdoors in nature is good for your health and emotional well-being! For parents, we will frequently share simple activities to […]

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Day 10: Nature names and an animal riddle

Outdoor ideas and inspiration We understand that this is a difficult time for many people, and we want to help. To that end, we will be posting daily outdoor ideas and inspiration (weekdays only). Being outdoors in nature is good for your health and emotional well-being! For parents, we will frequently share simple activities to […]

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Day 9: Search for a vernal pool, the Curtis Farm Preserve chapter of the Junior Ranger Activity Book and an animal riddle

Outdoor ideas and inspiration We understand that this is a difficult time for many people, and we want to help. To that end, we will be posting daily outdoor ideas and inspiration (weekdays only). Being outdoors in nature is good for your health and emotional well-being! For parents, we will frequently share simple activities to […]

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Day 8: Writing nature haiku and an animal riddle

Outdoor ideas and inspiration We understand that this is a difficult time for many people, and we want to help. To that end, we will be posting daily outdoor ideas and inspiration (weekdays only). Being outdoors in nature is good for your health and emotional well-being! For parents, we will frequently share simple activities to […]

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Dogs on Harpswell Trails

During this time of increased use, please leash your dog on weekends and whenever trails are crowded. Please clean up all dog waste. We are glad to be able to provide trails and preserves for both people and their four-footed friends. If you are a dog owner, we ask that you please respect others’ enjoyment […]

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Day 7: Bird watching and an animal riddle

Outdoor ideas and inspiration We understand that this is a difficult time for many people, and we want to help. To that end, we will be posting daily outdoor ideas and inspiration (weekdays only). Being outdoors in nature is good for your health and emotional well-being! For parents, we will frequently share simple activities to […]

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Day 6: The benefits of unstructured, child-directed outdoor play and an animal riddle

Outdoor ideas and inspiration We understand that this is a difficult time for many people, and we want to help. To that end, we will be posting daily outdoor ideas and inspiration (weekdays only). Being outdoors in nature is good for your health and emotional well-being! For parents, we will frequently share simple activities to […]

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Day 5: Keeping a nature journal and an animal riddle

Outdoor ideas and inspiration We understand that this is a difficult time for many people, and we want to help. To that end, we will be posting daily outdoor ideas and inspiration (weekdays only). Being outdoors in nature is good for your health and emotional well-being! For parents, we will frequently share simple activities to […]

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Day 4: Cleaning up trash, the Cliff Trail chapter of the Junior Ranger Activity Book and an animal riddle

Outdoor ideas and inspiration We understand that this is a difficult time for many people, and we want to help. To that end, we will be posting daily outdoor ideas and inspiration (weekdays only). Being outdoors in nature is good for your health and emotional well-being! For parents, we will frequently share simple activities to […]

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Day 3: Nature collections and an animal riddle

Outdoor ideas and inspiration We understand that this is a difficult time for many people, and we want to help. To that end, we will be posting daily outdoor ideas and inspiration (weekdays only). Being outdoors in nature is good for your health! For parents, we will frequently share simple activities to engage your children […]

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Day 2: Scavenger hunts and an animal riddle

Outdoor ideas and inspiration We understand that these are difficult days for many people, and we want to help. To that end, we will be posting daily ideas and inspiration (weekdays only). For parents, we will frequently share simple activities to engage your children with the outdoors and keep them healthy and occupied. Check out […]

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