What are some fun things to do on a nature walk with seniors?

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Going for a nature walk is a great way to get outside and to enjoy all that mother earth has to offer. Whether with seniors or not, be sure to do the following:

  • Find a nature trail that has some information along the way. Many trails explain how the trail was developed or what you can expect to see along the way.
  • If a trail does not have the above then get some sort of informational book about the trail. Learning the history of a trail is very exciting and something everyone has once learned about
  • Most trails have a variety of birds to see or different type of animals so try to see who can find the most, this will keep everyone alert and searching the entire time.
  • Find a trail that has a guide to bring you on a tour.
One fun activity is to have a list of different types of plants, flowers, and/or insects.  Each person tries to find all the items on the list.  The first person to complete the list wins a prize.  Its a great learning experience as well as fun.

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