Photography, plein air painting, crafts and creating art of all types are great ways to explore gardens and nature. And the outdoors can inspire our art, too! Even if you can't be at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, we hope you will use the activities on these pages to help you explore your garden, neighborhood or local park. Make a day of it by bringing along a picnic lunch. From time to time we will add to the activities you see below, so check back often. You can make a Toad Abode one week and maybe the next great American work of art the next.

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Toad Abode

Create a welcoming home for some important bioindicators!

Backyard Color Hunt

Nature sketching has many benefits! Give it a try and see for yourself.