Never touch or eat things on this list.
Just observe like a real Naturalist would and leave everything just as you find it. But if you find trash or paper, please help us keep the farm clean and the animal’s safe by putting all garbage in a bag and leaving it in a garbage can at the parking area.
Always stay within site of your parents or guardian. (Parents, see note below.)
Nature Nuts Game was created by Kris Tabor and is used with permission. We hope you will share this game with children all over the world and promote an everlasting deep love for their natural surroundings wherever that may be.
When you see something on this list, check it off.
Hint: there is one thing on this list that can not be found in Oregon. If you discover what this is, give yourself 10 extra points!
Whoever sees and checks off the most items is the Nature Nut WINNER in your family!
- Big Brown Horse named Bella (that’s me of course!)
- Fox –get an extra point if she has on her Santa hat
- Bird egg
- Water Tower
- Garden –get an extra point for each vegetable you can name
- “Bean” tree (Catalpa tree)
- Bird’s nest
- Birds larger than your hand
- Small bird that is smaller than a hand
- Slug –count 2 points if it is a giant banana slug
- Fir cone
- Noble Christmas tree
- Mount Hood
- Rock –count 2 points if it has a stripe on it, 3 points if the stripe is red
- Rock with a hole in it
- Beaver stick
- 3 birds of one kind
- River otter
- Mushroom – remember” Don’t Touch!” mushrooms
- Snowberries (a bush with tiny white poisonous berries that only birds can eat)
“Add up your points at the end of your visit and claim your title of being the best Nature Nut around, and one of my new best friends!” Bella.
Now, how many of the above items could you find near your own house?
(Update September 2016: Our dear Hamilton has been watching us from horse heaven for a few years now, and recently our wonderful Jet joined him. Our beloved Eddy The Greyhound is also no longer romping around the farm either…)
NOTE TO PARENTS:
The Buddy System is always a good idea when exploring.
If you have a child who wanders, please bring along whistles that can be worn around their neck. Don’t forget to instruct your child to stay in one place and teach them how to use the whistle during emergencies.
If you wish to take your family swimming in the river, we recommend visiting one of the nearby county or state parks for that activity after your tour.
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