Let’s Go For a Nature Hike

Ready for a hike? What should we take with us?

  • Comfortable shoes and loose-fitting clothes suitable for the weather.
  • Field guides to help us identify any new species of plants and animals.
  • A small notebook and pencil for sketching things so they can be identified after returning home, and for noting new species and observations.
  • A collecting sack, if going for leaves, mosses, edible mushrooms, etc.
  • Binoculars, if watching for birds or mammals.
  • A compass and trail map, if necessary.
  • A canteen of water, and some lightweight, high-energy food, if a long hike.
  • A first aid kit and/or snake bite kit, if necessary.
  • Family and/or friends. Always let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return.
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