At-Home Resources

Health Benefits of Outdoor Time

If you're like us, being stuck indoors is no fun! We encourage everyone to make time for nature in your schedule as often as possible  - to take care of your mental, physical, and emotional health. Read more about the science of being outdoors here.


Did you know almost half of Boone County is forested? Learn more about trees here!

Spring Wildflowers

The first wildflowers of spring are blooming! How many of these have you seen?

March 2020.3

Boone County's Natural Areas

If you live nearby, visit one of these great parks - but please remember to practice social distancing! (Please note that our two nature preserves, Boone Cliffs and Dinsmore Woods, are currently closed.)

Find more Boone County natural areas here!



Simple Nature Activities

Here are some quick ideas and tips for what do with your time in nature. Have more ideas? Share them with us! Email [email protected] with your ideas.

10 Nature Activities to Help Get Your Family Through the Coronavirus Pandemic - The Children and Nature Network

Birding Is the Perfect Activity While Practicing Social Distancing - Audubon

Daily Dose of Nature Challenge - Highland Center for Natural History

Get Outside While Helping Flatten the Curve - Kentucky Association for Environmental Education

Squatchin' with Susan

There have been multiple Bigfoot sightings around Boone County! Have you seen him?

Click here to find out how to join in Susan's search for Sasquatch and win prizes!