For the birds...
Place 7 pennies (dating pre-1982) in your birdbath to prevent the growth of slimy algae. (Note: Don't use pennies in a fish pond! Copper is not suitable for fish.)
A few drops of organic raw apple cider vinegar will keep your bird bath water fresh.
Change birdbath water weekly.
Birds need water all year-round. Consider a birdbath heater for cold, winter months. Available from
. Or look for a solar birdbath at garden centers.
More tips from
for keeping our feathered friends cool, comfy, and clean all summer long and beyond.
Got a 4th grader? Every kid can be a part of the National Park program with the
"Every Kid in a Park" program
Become a Junior Ranger!
For ages 6-12, The National Park Junior Ranger program is full of interesting fun. Go
to find the Junior Archeologist Activity Book and let the adventure begin.
Do Princesses and Super Heroes Hit the Trails?
are the perfect treat for our feathered friends. Plus it's a great excuse to play outside!"
Which water bottle is safest for your children?
My family and I use Lifefactory glass water bottles for hikes and everyday out and about. Check out
informed list of the
best and safest water bottles on the market
National Wildlife Federation
about the benefits of outdoor playtime and what it means for your child.
Be sure and check out
NWF's KIDS Page
. It's loaded with fun projects, crafts, games, etc for the whole family.