Get out and enjoy summer

Graduation is upon us, kids are getting out of school, and the unofficial beginning of summer is upon us!

Did you know that spending time in nature is great for kids and adults and can improve health?  There are many inexpensive ways to spend time outside whether you are a seasoned naturalist or a newbie, and you don’t even have to leave the area.

If you are interested in different plants and animals but aren’t a pro at identification, check out the iNaturalist app.  It’s free (used in the City Nature Challenge this year) and is very good at identifying species—just snap a pic with your cell phone.  Your sightings also help experts track biological diversity.

Henry Doorly Zoo and Lauritzen Botanical Gardens, are fantastic choices, but LiveGreen would like you to know there are LOTS of other options in and around this area: hiking, biking, fishing, bird watching, trains, camping, relaxing, there’s something for everybody.  Locations are linked to easily allow you to find details/make plans for your weekends or staycations (and some have day camps for kids and teens, if you need to keep someone busy):

Have fun and enjoy your summer!

P.S. Know of something we forgot?  Feel free to share it in the comments below!

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