Monday, September 28, 2009

Natural Happenings: New and Improved Calendar of Upcoming Nature Events!

We're pleased to present a new and improved calendar of upcoming hikes and other nature-related events this week. New features include:

  • Events are sorted by date. No more scrolling through lots of groups and trying to figure out what's going on this Saturday.
  • Expandable summaries. Click on the title of an activity and a more detailed description will come up. You no longer have to follow a link to the original calendar that we pulled the event from.
  • Some color coding. Activities aimed at kids are in blue; volunteer opportunities are in purple, and everything else (hikes, classes, birding, boating...) is in brown.
  • Advance planning. We've entered everything we can as far as advance as possible. Hopefully this will help with getting the jump on events that require advance registration, and with those of you who plan your weekends more than a week in advance.
The permanent home of this calendar will be here. You can also find it under the "Things To Do" category on the navigation bar above. On that page, we've also got links to the organizations sponsoring most of these events, in case you need to follow up or double-check something.

Take a look, and let us know what you think in the comments below. Then get outside!