lunetta Explorer Bags – ideas for all four seasons
As the seasons change in Westchester, try out the ideas below to explore more nature.
A good way to explore seasons is to visit the same natural area in all four seasons, take pictures and observe the differences in plants and animals.
Enjoy exploring local nature!
explore in every season
Explore spring wildflowers
look for the earliest wildflowers and use the Explorer Bag magnifier to see them up close!
Northeast US Frog & Toad Calls
learn more about the spring calls of frogs & toad
First Bird Songs
listen for the first bird songs in Westchester
Listen for summer night sounds
Explore the night songs of insects
Discover the Forest!
Explore activities to learn about trees & forest
Explore the summer night sky
Download and make your own star wheel
Explore fall leaf colors
track the changing colors
Explore hawk watches in our area
Explore tree nuts and seeds
Use the the downloadable guide above to ID tree nuts & seeds
Explore mammal tracks
find and follow mammals tracks in the snow. Download the track sheet above
More winter nature activities
the above link offers more ideas for winter activities
Look for wintering Bald Eagles
Scroll down the above link for a map of eagle viewing locations in our area courtesy of Teatown Lake Reservation. Bald eagles are now found year-round in Westchester but many more Bald Eagles come to the lower Hudson River for winter fishing. Teatown's EagleFest is held each year in early February
- where to explore
how to ID birds, bird song & more
Top 20 Westchester mammals and more
- reptiles & amphibians
Top 20 Westchester herps and more
- seasonal explorations <-- this page
ideas for spring, summer, fall, winter
explore more about trees