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The Great Outdoors awaits with these spring events, blogs, and booklists.

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Nature RX: Just What the Doctor Ordered Nature RX: Just What the Doctor Ordered

recommended by CRRL_FritziN
These freshly picked reads illustrate the therapeutic aspects of spending time in nature, from gardening to forest bathing, and hiking.
These freshly picked reads illustrate the therapeutic aspects of spending time in nature, from gardening to forest bathing, and hiking.
Website

Gardening at CRRL Gardening at CRRL

Check out the impressive numbers for our 2018 community gardening initiatives, and join us for the 2019 season.
Check out the impressive numbers for our 2018 community gardening initiatives, and join us for the 2019 season.
Event

Master Gardeners Plant Clinic Master Gardeners Plant Clinic

Porter Branch
Beginning in May, the Va. Co-operative Extension's Master Gardeners will answer your gardening questions in these plant clinics.
Beginning in May, the Va. Co-operative Extension's Master Gardeners will answer your gardening questions in these plant clinics.
Event

National Public Gardens Day: Garden Tour National Public Gardens Day: Garden Tour

May 4th | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Learn and plant about the benefits of worms, monarch butterflies, and more. Plant a seed for our garden, or take it home!
Learn and plant about the benefits of worms, monarch butterflies, and more. Plant a seed for our garden, or take it home!
Blogpost

A Healthy Dose of Vitamin N A Healthy Dose of Vitamin N

By Tracy
Check out these nature-related books that'll get you answering the call of the wild.
Check out these nature-related books that'll get you answering the call of the wild.
Website

Adventure Packs for Grades K-6 Adventure Packs for Grades K-6

Create your own outdoor adventure with our Adventure Packs!
Create your own outdoor adventure with our Adventure Packs!
Staff List

Flowers That Attract Pollinators Flowers That Attract Pollinators

recommended by CRRLCollection
Use these titles to start your own pollinator-friendly garden.
Use these titles to start your own pollinator-friendly garden.
Blogpost

It's a Great Month for National Parks It's a Great Month for National Parks

By Virginia
Grab your family and friends and head to a National Park this month.
Grab your family and friends and head to a National Park this month.
Online Resource

Virginia History Trails App Virginia History Trails App

Download the Virginia History Trials app for your phone and discover your local history trail.
Download the Virginia History Trials app for your phone and discover your local history trail.
Blogpost

Take a Hike! Take a Hike!

By Virginia
Plan one! - or take a quick hike on your stomping grounds.
Plan one! - or take a quick hike on your stomping grounds.
Blogpost

Make a Terrarium Make a Terrarium

By Virginia
Whether it's filled with mossy rocks and ferns or sands and cactus, a terrarium is an amazingly fun way to learn more about nature. With…
Whether it's filled with mossy rocks and ferns or sands and cactus, a terrarium is an amazingly fun way to learn more about nature. With...
Event

Rappahannock River Report Card Rappahannock River Report Card

May 22nd | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn about the Rappahannock's wildlife, recreational uses, and preserving the river for future generations.
Learn about the Rappahannock's wildlife, recreational uses, and preserving the river for future generations.
Event

Local Hiking Trails and Citizen Science Local Hiking Trails and Citizen Science

Jun 10th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join Harry Puffenberger, a Virginia Master Naturalist, on local trails and learn how to particpate in citizen science.
Join Harry Puffenberger, a Virginia Master Naturalist, on local trails and learn how to particpate in citizen science.
Event

Backpacking Basics Backpacking Basics

Jul 13th | 10:00am - 11:00am
Learn how to pack your backpack diligently and carry enough items to make your hike pleasant.
Learn how to pack your backpack diligently and carry enough items to make your hike pleasant.
Event

Nature Walk Nature Walk

Jun 22nd | 9:30am - 11:00am
Take a short hike and search for local plants and wildlife.
Take a short hike and search for local plants and wildlife.
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