Social Distancing in Parks, on Trails
Keep a 6-foot distance to keep yourself and others safe. Visit a neighborhood park and loop the lagoon, or explore the 125-mile Oak Leaf Trail, by bike, skates or scooter.
Plan Your Native/Pollinator Garden
Create an oasis for pollinators by using native plants in your yard! This year’s plant sale will be by PRE-ORDER ONLY! Select from more than 130 different types of plants.
Just for Fun or to Gather Data to Help Scientists
This month we’re launching a fun, new #staysafeathome community squirrel census. To take part you’ll simply watch for squirrels in your garden, backyard or neighborhood and record your sightings to earn electronic badges.
- eBird a project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
- University of Wisconsin Portal to Opportunities – projects specializing in everything from pollinators and small mammals to climate and rare plants
Color Your Cares Away
Parks-Inspired Coloring Sheets
The journal, Art Therapy, reported that “making art can significantly reduce stress-related hormones in your body.” Combine that with our parks-inspired images, and your day feels more like a walk in the park!
- Whimsey Flower
- Cherry-Faced Dragonfly
- Deco Fox
- Deco Bunny
- Squirrels in the Park
- Dot to Dot
- Night Owls
Calling All Backyard Birders!
As you await the arrival of spring migrants, the bird illustrations below — along with some colored pencils and your birding guide — will keep your bird ID skills in top shape!
- Orchard Oriole
- Thrush in Dogwood
- Tree Sparrow
- Vireo in Aspen
- Warbler on Plum Branch
- Yellow-Throated Vireo
Through eBird, explore recent sightings of birds in our area or submit your sightings!
The Domes at Home
Activities From Friends of The Domes
Each week, Friends of The Domes bring you new educational videos; family-friendly, nature-related activities; and a little punny horticultural humor!