The pandemic has created a need to more outdoors and less sitting around in this house. I don’t know about you, but it feels like we have been cooped up for almost a year. Now with the restrictions getting tight and numbers going up, I am trying to find ways to get outdoors even though it is freezing! We were sent the Nature Bound – Bug Hunter Set the other day and it has provided outdoor fun that makes you forget you are cold and reminded us how to bug hunt!
HOW TO BUG HUNT
First things first, because it is so cold, the bugs in Western North Carolina are all hiding. They are smart! So, if you are not a country girl like me, you may need a few tips on how to bug hunt. Bugs love to hide under things, so if you are near old stumps or logs try kicking at them and turning them over. You can generally find a bug or two no matter how cold it is. Another tip is to look at the trees. You will need to look closely in the bark as they can wedge themselves in between. If all else fails, choose a spot on the ground to focus on. Sometimes it takes stopping and staying very still in order to spot one. I promise you will!
BUG HUNTER SET
The Bug Hunter Set takes bug hunting and turns it up 100 notches! Seriously, it was close to freezing outside and we spent at least an hour looking and using our set today. The Bug Vacuum allows you to vacuum up the bug without harming it and view with a magnifying glass. You can even use a night vision light if you are hunting in the dark. If you want to save your bug or capture larger animals, the critter habitat is perfect. Add some rocks, dirt, soil or leaves and keep your critters a little longer. There is even a built in light and magnifying glass.
Davis can’t wait to put these to use in the spring and summer. We live near several bodies of water that provide tadpoles, frogs and so much more!
GREAT GIFT OR PANDEMIC ACTIVITY
For under $40, the Nature Bound – Bug Hunter Set would make a great gift idea or even a great outdoor activity to combat pandemic blues.
What are your tips for getting outdoors even when it is cold?