Cool Fun Outdoors on a Hot Summer Day
July 06, 2012
Posted By: Ask a Naturalist
Summer is in full swing! And, I think there is nothing more relaxing than sitting outside on a warm summer night watching the lightening bugs put on their show. However, these beautiful nights are often accompanied by sweltering hot days than can sometimes be a little more than just uncomfortable. Many humans, as well as animals often find themselves constantly seeking shade and refreshing water during these extra hot days.
Shade can be found in many places where there are towering structures, but nothing can compare to the natural shade trees provide. Trees provide cool and well-lit areas where people can continue to participate in favorite summer recreational activities without the worry of overheating Fort Wild our latest addition to our interactive exhibits, is seeing a lot of traffic these days. Here, people can easily spend a summer morning under the generous shade our trees provide. Many of our visitors bring snacks and let their children play for hours in this area that offers children a plethora of tools for play. We too utilize it with our Summer Campers and treat it as an outdoor haven for learning, playing and reflecting. We have even seen many animals taking refuge high up in the lovely shady trees of Fort Wild!