getting into nature

Refresh yourself with some time in nature—to walk, to study, to play, to sit quietly with your thoughts or with someone you love. Because it’s good to get outside, we offer guides for walkers, watchers and data-collectors.

Getting a closer view of Purple Martins in their lakeside condos (nesting boxes). photo: joe mazza / brave lux
Getting a closer view of Purple Martins in their lakeside condos (nesting boxes). photo: joe mazza / brave lux

In the Chicago area, you can get into nature without getting in the car– by using public transit.  Check out transit to trail for inspiration.

Wherever you are, you can immerse yourself in nature while adding to scientific knowledge by recording your observation as a community scientist.

Explore nature: