Viva Summer Camp!

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Some of my favorite childhood memories come from summer camp. Singing around the campfire. Canoeing. Lanyards. Crushing on cute boys…

Why not help a child make it to camp this year. Open up a world of wonder — nature, friendship and adventure — to a child who might not have an opportunity otherwise.

Watch this video to see how you can help!

Need a little more inspiration? Watch these famous former-campers…

In fact, because of camp I found my career path. Go figure.

Do you have fond memories of summer camp? I would love to hear about them!

See ya outside! ~ The Grass Stain Guru

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Spring Awakening…

Blushing Pink

And Spring arose on the garden fair,

Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;

And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast

rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.

~Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Sensitive Plant”

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Shake off the winter blues and embrace the unparalleled color and light of spring. Let it warm you inside and out, and free you to be the you that perhaps winter has let you forget.

Unplug and PLAY. Jump for joy, and pass it on. Welcome spring with all your might.

Sometimes, you just have to kick off your shoes and go look for it, even if there is still a nip in the air. Ask spring to dance.

See ya outside! – The Grass Stain Guru

PS: Yes, I know it’s still officially a few days away, but let me have this one!

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Mystery Critter #62

yin and yang on a park bench and nobody's looking!

Howdy, nature detectives! The Mystery Critter has been hiding out, but it wanted me to tell @OCPlayParks‘ kiddos hello and good luck guessing!

OK, time to play Mystery Critter.  Put on your thinking caps and let’s get to it! And remember — no cheating. ;-)


  • I am the largest of my species
  • I look a bit prehistoric
  • The male of the species never leaves the water
  • I have a very unique tongue that acts like a lure
  • I have a long lifespan

So, what am I?

Make your guess then go to eNature for the answer and more interesting facts.

Did you get it right?

If not, no worries. You will have another chance soon!

Remember, when looking for wildlife, keep your eyes and ears open! What critters can you spot in your neck of the woods? Be sure to tell us!

And don’t forget! Join the Wildobs community and share your wild adventures with the world.

See ya outside! ~ The Grass Stain Guru

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