Connecting With Nature at Home
Discover ways to stay connected to nature while staying close to home.
The urban forest includes plants on balconies, in front and backyards, and along streets and school grounds. Here are some ways to connect with Surrey's urban forest
- Explore 10 ways to connect your kids with nature in your neighbourhood.
- Learn to garden using native plants and learn about their benefits or grow your own veggies.
- Get to know your neighbourhood birds.
- Take a digital tour of Surrey's heritage trees.
- Play Urban Forest Bingo
Be a Citizen Scientist!
Take photos of all of your nature observations and use iNaturalist to record your observations. All of your work contributes to an international database used by scientists! It's easy to get started:
- Download iNaturalist for Android or Apple devices.
- Find plants and wildlife.
- Take a photo.
- Share it on iNaturalist.
- Inspire other Citizen Scientists.
Learn more about biodiversity in Surrey.
Steward a Tree Along Your Street:
Shade trees planted along Surrey streets are maintained on a schedule, but you can get involved in tree care, too:
- Learn how trees benefit our community.
- Create a tree well around the base of the trunk. A grass-free area makes it easier for water and nutrients to reach the roots and helps keep lawn tools away from the trunk.
- During the hot summer months, water the base of the tree for 15 minutes twice per week. If there is a bag around the trunk, fill it twice per week.