The upper garden now open at Leach Botanical Garden

A scene at the Leach Botanical Garden in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) The upper garden at the Leach Botanical Garden has reopened for visitors with limitations due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: Timed tickets must be purchased online.Masks must be worn in the garden.Keep a six-foot distance from people who are not in … Continue reading The upper garden now open at Leach Botanical Garden

Support Camas restaurants by taking the Trails to Tables Challenge May 1-June 30

Southwestern Washingtonians and visitors: Get outdoors this summer and you might win a prize! From May 1 until June 30, the Downtown Camas Association is hosting the Trails to Tables to Challenge. Here's how it works: On May 1, download your Trails to Tables passport here.Hike five trails and eat at five different downtown Camas … Continue reading Support Camas restaurants by taking the Trails to Tables Challenge May 1-June 30

The Trustees of Reservations rejuvenates its annual hiking challenge in Massachusetts

World's End, a Trustees of Reservations property in Hingham, Massachusetts (photo by Cheryl Landes) The Trustees of Reservations has relaunched its annual hiking challenge after a one-year break because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The "Hike Trustees" program, which started in 2016, encourages people of all ages to record their hikes at the Trustees' properties in … Continue reading The Trustees of Reservations rejuvenates its annual hiking challenge in Massachusetts

Forest bathing walks at the Leach Botanical Garden in Portland

The Leach Botanical Garden in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) A forest bathing experience helps you connect deeply with the natural world and remember how all humans, plants, and creatures are interconnected. It's inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku. The forest bathing walks at the Leach Botanical Garden in Portland, Oregon, are … Continue reading Forest bathing walks at the Leach Botanical Garden in Portland

Free admission at five Mass Audubon sites this week for Winter Recess

Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, Massachusetts (photo by Cheryl Landes) Check out five Mass Audubon sites this week for free. A different property is featured each day. Although admission is free, reservations are required because capacity is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. The featured properties are: Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln on Monday, February 15Broadmoor … Continue reading Free admission at five Mass Audubon sites this week for Winter Recess

2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival a hybrid event

Yoshino cherry trees in full bloom outside the Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC (photo by Cheryl Landes) The 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC, will feature a combination of virtual and outdoor activities March 20-April 11. The new format "honors the tradition of the Festival, while prioritizing the health and safety of … Continue reading 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival a hybrid event

Get outside with Go Play, Vancouver!

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) The City of Vancouver Parks and Recreation (Washington) is hosting a new event called Go Play, Vancouver! The event encourages residents and non-residents to go outside safely during the coronavirus pandemic to get exercise and enjoy nature in the city's parks, historic sites, … Continue reading Get outside with Go Play, Vancouver!