The late Winter months are a good time to go exploring with your child . . when the snow has melted and before the leaves have burst forth on the trees. The earth might seem barren and with so little color ...until you *focus* in.
Bundle up warm , bring a magnifying glass for observing up close, and a bag or basket to collect your finds.
Be sure to LOOK UP!
The deciduous trees in the north are without leaves and birds and squirrel nests are more visible now.
Can you see any? How many can you find?