Nature at Home

These are uncertain times – but one thing is always true: we need a connection to the natural world.

In response to Covid-19, we are cancelling our in-person events, and providing fun projects you can do at home, to keep connecting to the natural world.

We look forward to spending time outside in nature with you later this year. But for right now: if you’re looking for some small projects to do while we Stay-at-Home, we’ve got you covered!

Each week, we’ll post a new project for nature lovers of all ages.

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3/30/2020 – Feed the Birds

We all have a little extra time at home right now – so why not use it to help the birds?

We’ve found some super DIY bird feeders that you can make at home, with supplies you have on hand. Snap a few photos of you making your birdfeeder, post them to social media, and tag @OakHeritageConservancy so we can cheer you on!

Click here to see the list of DIY bird feeders projects we’ve found for you!

Note: We want you to stay healthy and social distance. If you see a project that you don’t have the supplies for, just make a note and do it later this year. For now, tackle the one(s) you have supplies for!

3/23/2020 – Look for Animal Tracks – and a Fun “Quiz” (for all of you Mammal Track Detectives!)

Spring can be an excellent time to find animal tracks! There is plenty of mud, and animals are on the move. This activity asks you to put on your detective hat. Can you figure out who made the tracks? See the whole project here.

After you do this activity, pop outside and look for animal tracks in the mud or along a creek. Even in your backyard, you might find some tracks. If you go to a park or nature preserve to look for tracks, remember to keep 6 feet between you and other families.