Anthony Hickling

Daily Dose: Tree of Peace

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Play Tree Tag Take 10 minutes with whomever you are quarantining with and have a round of tree tag. You are each trying to tag as many trees as possible without getting tagged by another person. If you are on your own, run (or walk) around …

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Daily Dose: Get Close

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Get Close Deeply examine one of your house plants (or a plant close to your house). How has it changed since the last time you looked at it? How can you tell? Check back in next week and see how it progresses! Adventure: Reminds me of……  …

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Daily Dose: Magic Potion

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Sky Watch Lay down and gaze up into the sky to see as many details and as far as possible. How far into the sky can you see? Are clouds moving into shapes? Can you see any water droplets in the sky? Simply notice the sky …

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Daily Dose: Keeping Track

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: The smelliest flower Walk for 5-10 minutes to find the best and strongest smelling flower you can find. If you have permission to harvest this flower, cut it and put it in a small vase or glass. Keep this on your desk or by your bed …

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Daily Dose: A Fresh Start

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Beginner’s Mind You have never been outside before. EVER. Go outside with this beginner’s mind and experience everything new as if you are discovering it for the first time. You may not make it past opening your front door!! Adventure: Find a feather Set off on …

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Daily Dose: Wildin’ Out

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Wash a Window Yes – really. Pick one window that looks outside and wash it inside and outside. Pay attention to detail and get it sparkling with no streaks. Now, next time you have a cup of tea, you can look out this window and it …

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Daily Dose: Scratch and Sniff

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Scratch and Sniff Find some nearby plants that you’re curious about. Give their flowers or leaves a gentle scratch or squeeze and then smell the plant (or your fingers that touched them). Can you find any surprising smells? Adventure: Leaf and Flower Pounding You will need …

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Daily Dose: On the Right Track

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Blindfold Blindfold yourself or close your eyes and slowly walk around until you find something to feel. Discover what you are feeling in your hands. Feel the texture and get a sense of the size. Imagine the colors. Let your hands observe every detail so a …

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Daily Dose: Hear the Music

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Hear the Music Nature is constantly making music from bird songs, to leaves and wind. Open a window or go outside and listen to the symphony nature makes. Sometimes it is a challenge to allow the sounds of nature to overwhelm the sounds of the city …

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Daily Dose: Sweet and Sour

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Sour Grass It’s springtime and these beautiful yellow flowers with their green three-leaved clovers pop up everywhere! Can you see any out your window or on your way to the mailbox? Determine where sourgrass is growing closest to you. If you’re looking for more sourgrass fun, …

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