Editor’s note: After a great deal of careful consideration, we temporarily closed our retail stores nationwide. For more information, review the FAQs regarding REI’s recent store closures. Please consult the CDC or your state health department for advice related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including information on symptoms, testing and how to protect yourself and others during social distancing. Follow local guidelines regarding travel, and check access to local, state and national parks before you visit. Remember that outdoor recreation has inherent risks; don’t attempt activities beyond your experience and skill level. Your actions may present risk not only to you, but the local community during these challenging times.
As any young person can attest, you don’t have to go farther than your front stoop or backyard to discover a thriving world of nature—you just have to look closely enough. Print out our Bug Bingo cards and make a game of finding out how many creatures you can identify. Use small stickers or color in the squares until you get four in a row and declare yourselves winners for spending a little quality time outside.
Click here to download our Bug Bingo cards.