Bucks County is lucky to be the home of some fantastic forestry with seven county parks, six state parks and three nature centers. They are all great places to explore nature and find your favorite new outdoor place.
These parks are not just for hiking. Your family can identify trees and wildflowers, search for animals, listen to the birds chirping and leaves rustling, explore streams, and create art with things you find there.
BCFL has many books about nature on our shelves as well as on CloudLibrary. If there is an aspect of nature that your child shows a particular interest in, chances are we have a great book, movie, game, or magazine about it. Check out resources like Flipster and Hoopla. We also have great selections in BookFlix, TrueFlix, and Gale in Context. And, by completing the activities found in our Fantastic Forestry activity bag or on Beanstack, you can earn your Fantastic Forestry Badge.
For those participating along with the adult and teen badge squad, check out our Fantastic Forestry reading list on CloudLibrary for some great reads on bird watching, animal tracking, and foraging. You can test out your new knowledge and skills while visiting your local forest. This is a great opportunity to start your own personal field journal to record what you see this summer during your time in nature. You can be as creative as you want to be and include pictures, drawings and paintings. Check out one of our many art books to learn how to draw and paint flowers and landscapes. Take a look at the back of your BCFL summer reading log for more great Fantastic Forestry activity ideas. Happy Trails!