Search For Natural Treasures in Your Own Backyard
It seems like an endless search for natural fun and adventure for the whole family. Why not start the search by looking in your own backyard? You’ll find great tips for wildlife and family-friendly backyards in a new brochure published by the Fairfax County Park Authority. The Family Backyard brochure is filled with information about the animals that live there, how you can contribute to the environment and create a welcoming habitat for these creatures as well as ways for the very young to interact with nature.
Dig in the garden just to find out what lives underground. Consider planting parsley, dill, marigolds, nasturtiums and zinnia in the garden. They are friendly to both wildlife and toddlers. Discover how outdoor play is good for your health!