Summer Begins This Month, So Celebrate It With These June Nature Holidays
Since June is the month that ushers in summer and warmer weather, it’s time for many people to leave their homes and take in the splendor of nature. There are pristine beaches, lush forests, and amazing mountaintops for people to enjoy.
Of course, it all depends on whether people are willing to come out of their comfort zone, leave their electronic devices behind, and actually enjoy the beauty offered up by nature. Getting people out of their comfort zones, and out of their homes, isn’t always easy. Fortunately, there are some June holidays that aim to inspire us to get outdoors and get moving.
World Reef Awareness Day (June 1st)
This day isn’t just a nature holiday, but is also a day that raises awareness about a big problem: the destruction of world reefs. It’s also a day when people can take the time to take a dip in Australia to explore the Great Barrier Reef and see why it’s one of the most popular destinations on the planet. Snorkeling here is a great way to observe this holiday and see something few people in the world will ever get to experience personally.
National Prairie Day (June 3rd)
Prairies are large areas of savannas, shrublands, and grasslands that have a moderate amount of rainfall each year. Although they can be found around the world, the word prairie is most commonly associated with the prairies of North America. No matter what they’re called where you live, however, this is a day to explore the diverse plant and animal life that depends on these natural grassy areas.
National Trails Day (June 3rd)
All around the world, there are thousands of miles of trails that people can enjoy. Just in the U.S. alone, there are over 88,000 miles in America’s National Trails System. That’s 11 National Scenic Trails and 19 National Historic Trails. And that’s not even counting all of the trails at the state level. This is a great day to visit your favorite trail, or maybe discover a new one.
National Gardening Exercise Day (June 6th)
This day aims to give something back to Mother Nature by taking care of our yards and gardens. Working with the soil can not only be calming and incredibly rewarding, but it’s good exercise. It’s also a chance for people to get some fresh air and sunlight.
World Oceans Day (June 8th)
Although the main purpose of this holiday is to raise people’s awareness about the role that the ocean plays in our ecosystem, we also find that this is a holiday that’s perfect for recreation as well. This is the perfect day to go swim in the ocean or take a ride on an ocean vessel. Nothing is as beautiful or as powerful as the ocean, and we definitely recommend people appreciate it on this day.
National Go Fishing Day (June 18th)
The last holiday we would like to recommend during June is National Go Fishing Day. Fishing is a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors, whether you’re parked on a pier with a fishing line in a pond or you’re out on the open water in a boat. Sounds like fun to us.
Well, that does it for us today, people. We hope you found a June nature holiday to celebrate and enjoy and head out there and enjoy nature in all of its splendor!