What to take on a nature walk


We love going on nature walks! Sometimes its just me and the kiddos, other times its as a homeschooling group.

Nothing beats the thrill of discovering something new or something the kids read about in their science book. They love testing out theories, drawing as they walk and discussing the intricacies of human life while we walk. The birds chattering in the trees, the cool shade, the swishing of the wind through the grass: all is like music to the soul.

This time spent in nature helps us to break away from technology, the rush of city life and the mad pace we’re used to. It brings us back to a more pure state of being, a place where we can just BE. It replenishes our stores, charges our batteries and makes us more prepared to deal with the everyday obstacles we all face.

We love going to the local Bishop Bird Sanctuary for our nature walks. It has a wide range of birds, along with a selection of reptiles and smaller mammals. It even has a few bucks, which is awesome!

Whenever we go on nature walks, we take a few basic essentials with. Those are:

  1. A notebook
  2. A pen or pencil
  3. A backpack to put everything in
  4. A smaller bag to put smaller nature finds in
  5. A plastic bag to throw the trash in that the litterbugs left behind
  6. A water bottle
  7. Snacks
  8. Optional: a compass, magnifying glass and field guides and pepper spray when walking in a dangerous area.

What would you add to the list?

Where do you usually go for nature walks?

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