iNaturalist! How to use it on hikes…

We’ve talked about how much we love #CitizenScience on this blog before. And it’s true. We do. We participated in the Northern California v. Southern California citizen species identification challenge (hope they’re doing it again this year…) and in this current political climate, we can’t do enough to promote science, if you ask us. The…

30 Days Wild: Days 1-15

OK, OK. We were really going to post more about this challenge of getting a little wildness into the 30 days of June. And then it was the end of the school year. And, well, writing blog posts just kind of went out the window. HOWEVER. I am happy to report that we have, in…

30 Days Wild: It begins!

OK, my friends! Tomorrow, June 1st, is the first day of 30 Days Wild! What is 30 Days Wild, you ask? It’s a thing (movement? experience? challenge?) that was started by The Wildlife Trusts, in the United Kingdom. The goal is to get outside in some kind of wildness (totally subjective and open to interpretation)…

Weeknight Picnics

A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and… the kids? While it may not ever show up in “10 ways to woo your spouse,” weeknight picnics with the entire family can be a way of squeezing in a little more outside time. School nights can be packed with homework and feel stuffed to the…