Nature Exploration Backpacks


Visit Calkins Nature Area and check out one of our backpacks to expand your identification skills and knowledge of birds, wildflowers, prairie grasses, trees, butterflies and insects, mushrooms, reptiles and amphibians.

Each backpack comes stocked with:

  • Binoculars
  • Field Guides for:
    • Reptiles and Amphibians
    • Mushrooms in your Pocket
    • National Audubaon Society's:
      • Field Guide to Trees, Eastern Region
      • Field Guide to Wildflowers, Eastern Region
    • The Stokes Field Guide to Birds of North America
    • Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers

The tools of the trade; a fully stocked nature exploration backpack is available at Calkins Nature Area free of charge.