Frequently Asked Questions – and Answers!

Covid-related precautions

  • I (your adventure guide) have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • Hand sanitizer available at all times.
  • Other than these Woods and Wetlands experiences, I have been extremely cautious, avoiding contact whenever possible with people outside of my home.
  • If you or your child has been exposed to Covid-19 recently, please reschedule.

What to Wear

My motto: There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.

  • Footwear designed to protect feet from injury and that can also get wet and dirty. Some explorers wear or bring rain boots for wading.
  • Layers, dependent upon the ever-changing Michigan weather. Please always check the forecast.

Cancellation Policy

  • I understand that Life happens. Please just let me know with as much advance warning as possible if your child is unable to attend.
  • I embrace exploration in all weathers. The only time I will cancel for weather is in the event of thunder and lightning and/or high winds. We have had some delightful experiences out in the summer rain!


  • Small Group Adventure (kids with instructor, no parents/guardians), 2 hours, ages 7-12,- $20/explorer
  • Scout Troop or other educational group experiences, $6/person/1hour (Troop Leaders or educators and adult chaperones must be present.)
  • Family adventure- $40/ 2 hours, up to 6 family members
  • Choose your own adventure! Contact me to plan it together!

What to Expect

  • The Unexpected! (Nature has new surprises every day!)
  • Off-trail experiences.
  • I will address all safety concerns.
  • Open-ended, hands-on, exploration and discovery.
  • Play-based learning for all ages. 
  • If you have specific topics you’d like to focus on, such as animals, plants, or invasive species, please let me know. This may include school curriculum requests.

What to Bring (optional)

  • Bug repellent of your choice. Wetland areas tend to be more buggy. Consider waiting to apply until we find out whether it is necessary, as the scent of it can affect your ability to use your nose for discovery.
  • Sunscreen if desired
  • Water bottle and/or small snack if planning on more than 1 hour.
  • Any “tools” such as binoculars, magnifiers, nets, critter catchers, etc.
  • Small backpack for above items if desired.
  • Nature journal and writing/sketching utensils if desired. 

Items I Have On Hand For Use

  • Small first-aid kit.
  • Poison ivy prevention cream and treatment balm.
  • Magnifying viewer (check out Acorn Naturalists for high quality supplies!)
  • 1 dip net for water
  • Michigan field guides
  • Wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • TP
  • Small trowel
  • A few colored pencils 

Contact Me With Any Other Questions!