Look for hearts in nature: You might be surprised where you may see naturally occurring heart shapes – a patch of lichen, a rock, a hollow in a tree. Keep a lookout for them whenever you are out. You never know where nature hearts will reveal themselves.
Show your nature love by creating a wild-life friendly habitat. These are great projects for your own yard or a local school/community garden:
- Learn what local plants attract pollinators and add them to your gardens or yard.
- Consider creating and preserving pollinator nesting sites.
- Create an all-season bird-feeding haven.
Leave some nature love notes: Linda shares a simple Valentine activity that encourages children to get out and notice nature. They will be connecting with the nature around them as they create lovely heart land art.
Bring it inside: Make some nature hearts to hang around the house.
The Great Backyard Bird Count begins February 17th. Consider participating in this citizen science activity and help researchers “learn more about how birds are doing and how to protect them and the environment we share”.
I hope some of these nature Valentine’s ideas spark your interest and that you’ll enjoy trying some of them out.
Happy Valentine’s Day!