spring nature board

These handmade Nature Boards are the perfect companion to any walk, hike, or trip to the backyard!

Designed to spark creativity, learning and inspire a love of the outdoors, each board is hand-burned and treated for durability.

Each board comes with 3 pins and a burlap bag for holding treasures, as well as SIX hand-drawn inserts for each season, nature shape discovery and an opportunity to make your own! Inserts are laminated for waterproofing, allowing for endless use!

 

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Branches, Buds, & Bark — Winter Tree Week

Branches, Buds, & Bark — Winter Tree Week

Being able to identify common trees is not only fun, it also helps to connect us to our surroundings and communities. But what do you do in the winter when there are no leaves present? You learn to identify trees by the 3 B's — Branches, Buds, & Bark. BRANCHES A...

Morgan Bulkeley’s Big Berkshire Trees — Winter Tree Week

Morgan Bulkeley’s Big Berkshire Trees — Winter Tree Week

Over 50 years ago, prolific writer and avid naturalist Morgan Bulkeley contributed more than 750 articles for the Berkshire Eagle. Under the title, “Our Berkshires,” Bulkeley illuminated the local history, people, and nature of our richly beautiful Berkshire home. ...

Conifer Confusion — Winter Tree Week

Conifer Confusion — Winter Tree Week

Spruce, Pine, or Fir? Not gonna lie, for the longest time I called all evergreens pine trees. Conifers solely existed in Christmas tree world, and countless holidays went by without realizing that the oh, Tannenbaum I was trimming was actually a fir — tannenbaum...

Go For A Sky Swim — Winter Tree Week

Go For A Sky Swim — Winter Tree Week

When you were a kid maybe you passed a summer afternoon laying on your back, without a care in the world, finding shapes in the clouds. For most of us, we can't remember the last time we slowed down enough to do this (or if we could let our imaginations still "find"...

Let’s Go Burl-lunking! — Winter Tree Week

Let’s Go Burl-lunking! — Winter Tree Week

Tree Warts, as my 7-year old calls them, are actually burls. And what exactly is a burl, you ask? A burl is a gnarly-looking, extraneous growth found on a tree. Scientists are still not sure what causes these bulges to occur, but have theorized that a burl may be made...

Winter Tree Week

Winter Tree Week

 It's no secret. Trees are my favorite. Nature and the outdoors are my jam, but trees hold the wooden key to my heart. Strong, silent, and crucial to life-sustaining oxygen, like Richard Power's wrote, "“This is not our world with trees in it. It's a world of trees,...

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Berkshire Natural Resources Council

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Berkshire Natural Resources Council

Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC) wants you to take walk on the wild side... at Wild Acres in Pittsfield that is!  BNRC, the City of Pittsfield, Berkshire Family Hikes, and Berkshires Macaroni Kid have partnered together to bring a StoryWalk® to the...

Printable Nature Valentines

Printable Nature Valentines

Craft nature Valentines with a free printable! February is right around the corner and we created some tree-mendous nature valentines ready to gift and delight everyone you love! Simply print out the card template (we printed these on various colors of cardstock), add...

Wolf Trees on a Wolf Moon – Road’s End Wildlife Sanctuary

Wolf Trees on a Wolf Moon – Road’s End Wildlife Sanctuary

      Where We Went: Mass Audubon Road's End Wildlife Sanctuary / Worthington When We Went: January 10th, 2020 Difficulty/Boots 1-10: 2 Boots Trail Length: 1 mile How Long it Took Us: 2.5 Hours Overview : January 10th - it's 5PM and the moon is full. We spent...

First Week Hikes 2021

First Week Hikes 2021

First Week Hikes 2021   The past few years we’ve celebrated the turn of a new year with a First Day Hike. Read about the changes for 2021 below and then check out this list of family-friendly winter hikes to help you plan your own First Week Hike adventure. ...

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