Hello hello! It’s time for the final part of our three part series we’re are doing on our trail packet locations for monthly subscriptions in 2020.
To learn more about the locations for spring and summer, head on over to Part One and Part Two.
In this post, we are sharing the locations subscribers will be exploring with their families from September through November. A heads up in case you don’t know - there are no packets in December, so November is the last month of the year.
Fall in the Pacific Northwest
Fall is a season of rapid transformation in the Pacific Northwest. The leaves begin their seasonal change in early October, and depending on the weather, can still be changing all the way through Thanksgiving. By late November, the leaves are mostly gone, leaving a forest of moss, conifers, and ferns.
Early Fall is the season of harvest and bounty. You’ll find fruit trees, berries, and animals taking advantage of the falling fruits and nuts. You’ll also see a lot of spiders that have grown over the summer months.
As the rain returns, so too do fall fungi and wet weather creatures like slugs. As it cools off further, we see the return of winter migratory birds. After the leaves have fallen, the migratory season peaks with thousands of birds flocking to PNW wetlands.
Every month has something new to experience. We celebrate it all in the Fall 2020 subscription packets.
Fall 2020 Selections, Month by Month
Welcome to the second of our three part series we’re are doing on our trail packet locations for monthly subscriptions in 2020!
(To learn more about the Feb through May locations, head on over to Part One.)
In this post, we are sharing the locations subscribers will be exploring with their families from June through August.
Summer in the PNW is a Great Time to Head Outdoors
What can we say? Summer in the PNW rocks!
It’s a time of long days, blue skies…and wildflowers, butterflies, and animals of all sorts. The forest comes alive with chatters, chirps, and buzzes - as do the prairies and wetlands where you’ll find ladybugs, dragonflies, butterflies, frogs, snakes, and more.
It’s also time for swimming and river wading, and dramatic waterfall views. Because the winter tends to be gray, in summer take time for the sunsets and snowcapped mountain views.
We'll be celebrating both the small delights and the grandeur of summertime with our 2020 subscription selections.
Summer 2020 Selections, Month by Month
Hello there! Welcome to the first of a three part series we’re are doing on our trail packet locations for monthly subscriptions in 2020.
In this post, we are sharing the locations that subscribers will be exploring from February through May.
First, though, let’s review what monthly subscriptions are, how they work, and what kinds of materials they include.
Monthly trail packet subscriptions are a great way to explore Portland parks together as a family, one family friendly trail at a time.
Families who sign up begin receiving their packets in mail around mid-to-late February and continue receiving them for as long as they are subscribed, for every month of the year except for December and January.
Subscriptions help keep kids engaged when they are hiking through place based materials and activities, such as stickers to use with a kid centered map to document wonders found along the trail. They also support learning and creativity afterwards with other kinds of hands-on materials.
Each packet in 2020 will include:
(Learn more about 2020 features in this blog post.)
The locations are curated to celebrate the best of each season and highlight the wide variety of habitats and wonders open to the public right here in the Portland area.
Trail locations are all within 30 miles of downtown Portland. Every trail selected is 2.5 miles or less.
It's that time of year again. The leaves have fallen, the year is coming to an end, and we have wrapped up on 2019's monthly trail packet subscriptions.
We are very proud of the hand-on material we created for families who subscribed with us this year! Monthly Subscriptions have been a core part of our business ever since we began Super Nature Adventures.
The year 2020 will mark the fourth year that we send these packets out to families here in the Portland area.
In this blog post, we share all the features that will make the 2020 subscriptions an awesome way to explore the outdoors with your little ones!
So without further ado, here are SIX key things to know about 2020 subscriptions.
1. Monthly subscriptions are a great holiday gift for kids because they are the kind of gift that keeps on giving all year round.
When you sign up for a year-long subscription, you receive a new packet delivered straight to your door every single month from February through November.
That’s ten unique packets with hands-on booklets and craft activities that are seasonally specific, each with a kid-centered map and sticker set designed to empower kids to feel like the heroes of their own hike.
That’s ten different family adventures around the Portland area that will help deepen your child’s connections to the outdoors!
Bryna R. Campbell