Big Leaf Maples

Published on November 5, 2015 under Uncategorized
The Big Leaf Maple has been known as the 'paddle tree' to the Lakwungen First Nations people of Vancouver because its wood is used to make paddles, oars and also spindle wheels. Who knew? -- I didn't until recently, though I've walked past and marveled at the very large leaves for a long time.  The trees are abundant in the…
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Volunteering

Published on July 29, 2015 under Adding events
Volunteering
Over 137,000 people volunteered in our National Parks last year, for a total of 5.2 million hours.  In California parks there were 40,000 volunteers contributing over 1 million hours.  Portland's Forest Park had more than 1,000 volunteers and the Cascades Raptor Center thrives because of the benefit of 10 full-time equivalent volunteer workers.  Those are just a few examples of the work…
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1 million events!

Published on June 24, 2015 under One million events
1 million events!
NatureFind is proud to have curated and published information on over 1 million nature events….we are inspired by the staff and volunteers who have put on those events, and our mission is to help more people connect to what they’re offering. Amazingly, every one of those million events has been filtered by NatureFind staff to make sure they offer a…
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The foundation of NatureFind is our partners

Published on June 3, 2015 under Partners
The foundation of NatureFind is our partners
The nature centers, state parks, botanical gardens and other incredible organizations who submit their events really define who we are at NatureFind. We learn more every day about the amazing reach that these groups have in their local communities and are so excited to be connected to what they’re doing. Did you know that according to the Outdoor Industry Association…
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Parsnips, and why we do this

Published on May 17, 2015 under Nature walk
Parsnips, and why we do this
The local arboretum had a festival today, and at NatureFind we're proud to play a small part in promoting it, as one of more than 10,000 events around the country that we're featuring this month. My wife wanted to visit the swamp trail and see the Cow Parsnips that were blooming, all new to me.  In the photo below are…
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Adding Your Events

Published on May 16, 2015 under Adding events
Adding Your Events
More and more nature places want to make sure their events are promoted by NatureFind and our partners, especially since it's so easy and free! 1. Feed - If you have a Google or other calendar that will export events, please let us know. 2. Direct - Enter your events via the 'Add Events' tab on this site. 3. Spreadsheet…
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River snorkeling

Published on May 7, 2015 under River snorkeling
River snorkeling
Snorkeling in a beautiful river?  This sounds like a really fun event, promoted by an important organization, the Georgia Conservancy.  We love seeing how creative organizations can be with events that really provide a great experience of nature. Here's the Conservancy's description of the event:   Conasauga River Snorkeling Trip    Why should you go: Hands down, this is one…
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Earth Day

Published on April 22, 2015 under Thanks
Earth Day
On Earth Day, a big thank you to all the people who organize and promote the events that we are privileged to feature on NatureFind! Our mission is simple...it's to help more people become aware of those great events and places. We hope you're able to enjoy some nature as part of your day.
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Events around the country

Published on March 16, 2015 under Uncategorized
Events around the country
We have the pleasure of seeing information on thousands of nature events each week around the country.  The titles themselves tell a story....here is an example of a few of the events added this week: 45 Ton Whale Talk Backyard Habitat Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Palace Gardens Dinosaur Train Garden Workshop Grafting for the Future Historical Southport Bicycle Tours Kayak Through History Kids…
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Discover The Forest

Published on February 23, 2015 under Discover The Forest
Discover The Forest
I heard the Discover The Forest radio ad again last night and was inspired to post about our long-standing partnership with them.  Look at this great TV ad!     Please check out the site and be inspired with lots of information about things to do in nature. A big thank-you for that campaign to the US Forest Service and The…
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