Five Gifts for the Nature Enthusiast

Five Gifts for the Nature Enthusiast

By Kristen Bieret, PCCB Naturalist & Kate Simmons, PCCB Community Relations Coordinator
Tis the gift giving season and here in at Pottawattamie County Conservation we’ve drummed a list of the 5 best gifts for the nature enthusiast.PCF Logo
  1. A Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation Annual Membership – Support your nature lover and nature all at the same time! For a starting investment of just $20.00 you get a 12 month permit to all Pottawattamie County Conservation parks and a host of other great benefits. Three different membership levels appeal to the every kind of budget and nature lover. Visit www.pottawattamieconservationfoundation.com for more details or to purchase your membership online!
  2. A journal to record their outdoor adventures. You can even find many books that will instruct you on how to use your nature journal such as The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling by John Muir Laws. You can even find journals that are fit for all kinds of weather. You can even make a journal like this one with help from Rhythms of Playlaws guide
  3. bees wrapReusable food wrap is a handy eco-friendly product to have both on a daily basis and for all your adventures. There are lots of different brands and help to save plastic wrap and bags from the trash bin. Check out Bee’s Wrap online or try your hand at making your own
  4. Opportunities to learn more about nature like signing them up for a class! Pottawattamie County Conservation has some great opportunities coming up in 2018, check them out online and make your own gift certificate for giving. 
  5. Field guides and other nature books are a great way to bring the outdoors indoors and turn a budding enthusiast into a life-long nature lover. Hop online to check out birding guides, native gardening books, pockets guides and even more based on their interests. Or, stop in at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center and have our staff and volunteers help you select the perfect book from our gift shop. 
Happy gifting from all of us at Pottawattamie County Conservation