Field Tools

For every Share you make you will earn between one to five Field Points. You can save field points from one Field Season to use them in another Field Season. Most Field Tools can be picked up at any GetSpot, but some are only available during ecoEXPLORE events at a MegaSpot.

 
 
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ipod touch

A great, compact tool you can use to See It, Snap It and Share It. Use the photo app to record your observations and the mail app (using wifi) to send your observations by email. Also a great way to keep your nature field guide apps handy and even record video. Comes with a durable case and ready to use in the field.

Only available at a MegaSpot during ecoEXPLORE Events and Field Programs. Limit: 1 per person.

1000 Points


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Collapsible Snake Hook

Use this tool to keep non venomous snakes in your view as you take photos. Packs down small and extends to give you greater, safer reach. Also works well to flip stones and logs as you search for salamanders, snakes and other "herps" you encounter.

Only available at a MegaSpot during ecoEXPLORE Events and Field Programs. Limit: 1 per person.

250 points


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pocket stream sampling net

Packs down small enough to fit in your pocket or field bag but extends to a 20-inch by 25-inch net with 30-inch handles. A great way to capture fish or aquatic salamanders and insects to photograph and release. 

Available to be redeemed at a MegaSpot during ecoEXPLORE Events and Field Programs. Limit: 1 per person.

200 points


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Window Bird Feeder

Get up close and personal to songbirds with this feeder you can attach to any window. This feeder allows you to take great photos of birds without the need for extra lenses or zooming in.

Available to be redeemed at a MegaSpot during ecoEXPLORE Events and Field Programs. Limit: 3 per person.

150 points


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Collapsible insect Net

This net features a 15-inch diameter hoop that folds down to 5-inches wide. The handle is a perfect size to hold as you sweep the net to capture butterflies, moths, mantises and more. This net comes along with a 12" extended handle that is not pictured here, but can also be used without the handle.

Available to be redeemed at any GetSpot during business hours; or a MegaSpot during ecoEXPLORE Events and Field Programs. Limit: 1 per person.

120 points


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Bushnell powerview Binoculars

These lightweight but durable binoculars will allow you to spot birds, tree tops, distant butterflies and much more. Size: 8x21.

Available to be redeemed at any GetSpot during business hours; or a MegaSpot during ecoEXPLORE Events and Field Programs. Limit: 1 per Field Season per person.

100 points

 


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Aspirator

Also affectionately known as a, "suck 'em up thingy"! This is the perfect device to catch small invertebrates safely. Simply point the metal tube at the animal, stick the rubber hose in your mouth and suck in! The metal screen keeps any dirt (and of course, insects and spiders) out of your mouth and into the collection jar.

*Note: always wash collection jars after use before putting in a new animal.

Available to be redeemed at any GetSpot during business hours; or a MegaSpot during ecoEXPLORE Events and Field Programs. Limit: 1 per person.

90 points


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Field Bag

The perfect size to keep your all of your field tools in and display those hard-earned ecoEXPLORE Field Badges.

Available to be redeemed at any GetSpot during business hours; or a MegaSpot during ecoEXPLORE Events and Field Programs. Limit: 1 per Field Season per person.

75 points


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Selfie Stick

Sure, you could use this tool to take photos of yourself with salamanders, but it also has another purpose. The handle adjusts to 36 inches long, with your camera phone's shutter button still at your fingertips. Allows for close-up photos of critters that might not let you get so close, or to get close pics where you don't want to step.

Available to be redeemed at any GetSpot during business hours; or a MegaSpot during ecoEXPLORE Events and Field Programs. Limit: 1 per Field Season per person.

50 points

 


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easy-macro Phone Lens

This lens is attached to a rubber band that you can wrap around any phone and or case to take close-up macro photos. Perfect for photographing those hard to identify insects. 

Available to be redeemed at any GetSpot during business hours; or a MegaSpot during ecoEXPLORE Events and Field Programs. Limit: 1 per Field Season per person.

30 points


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Mini Plant Press

Plant presses are used to preserve plant specimens such as leaves or even an entire plant. Once a plant is collected and pressed it can be used to create an herbarium specimen and/or photographed. This small plant press is an easy size to bring into the field.

Available to be redeemed at any GetSpot during business hours; or a MegaSpot during ecoEXPLORE Events and Field Programs. Limit: 2 per Field Season per person.

25 points


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ecoEXPLORE Hand Lens

This lens is ideal for examining tree buds, insects, small salamanders or any other plant or animal on the small side. Includes two lenses for two levels of magnification.

Available to be redeemed at any GetSpot during business hours; or a MegaSpot during ecoEXPLORE Events and Field Programs. Limit: 1 per Field Season per person.

15 points


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ecoEXPLORE Thermometer/Compass

Great for determining extra observation details like temperature and direction and help prepare yourself dress for any weather in the field.

Available to be redeemed at any GetSpot during business hours; or a MegaSpot during ecoEXPLORE Events and Field Programs. Limit: 1 per Field Season per person.

10 points


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ecoEXPLORE Magnifying Insect Box

Not only does this 2-inch wide box allow you to keep small animals contained as you photograph them before releasing, them; the magnifying top is a handy tool to get a close look at beetles, ants or other small wildlife.

Available to be redeemed at any GetSpot during business hours; or a MegaSpot during ecoEXPLORE Events and Field Programs. Limit: 5 per Field Season per person.

10 points


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Collection Jar

You can never have too many collection jars. These sturdy plastic jars are ideal for holding onto organisms as you identify and photograph them prior to releasing animals back to the wild. Three inches wide and holds 8 ounces.

*Note: always wash collection jars after use before putting in a new animal.

Available to be redeemed at any GetSpot during business hours; or a MegaSpot during ecoEXPLORE Events and Field Programs. Limit: 5 per Field Season per person.

10 points


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Plastic Petri Dish

Another item to keep on hand to hold onto small organisms as you identify and photograph them.

*Note: always wash collection jars after use before putting in a new animal.

Available to be redeemed at any GetSpot during business hours; or a MegaSpot during ecoEXPLORE Events and Field Programs. Limit: 5 per Field Season per person.

5 points