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#7086 Vertical Rock $3,275 ASTM Use Zone: 15’7” x 16’8” (4.8m x 5.1m)

5’6” Arch

#7087 Arch Rock $3,347 ASTM Use Zone: 13’7” x 13’2” (4.1m x 4m) #7088 Rock Step $263 ASTM Use Zone: 13’7” x 12’11” (4.1m x 4m) Vertical Rock

Single Arch Rock

Workers and soldiers

Citizen Science

While in a nearby park, search for an ant colony under a log or a rock. (If you roll a log or lift a rock, always make sure the object moves toward you to ensure the space beneath it opens away from you.) If you happen to discover an ant colony, study its members from a distance. Can you see any winged drones, wingless workers, or tiny white eggs and larvae? Watch for “soldier” behavior among the workers. If an alarm signal is given, do soldiers rush to the scene?

Biologists conduct large research studies to catalog how many different kinds of animals exist regionally or even nationally. Sometimes they just focus on one particular species. Often they ask for help because the scope of their research is so large. “Citizen science” invites individuals to record their observations about a certain kind of animal on a website. By doing this, ordinary people contribute important information to a central database that is analyzed by trained biologists.

When you are done looking, be sure to place the log or rock in its original position.

There are several ant-based “citizen science” projects your family can become involved in. The best way to find out about active ones in your area is to look them up on the Internet or check them out at www.thedailygreen.com. These projects often are conducted by natural history museums, nature centers, and national parks.

Safety tip: Ants can sting and bite, so it is best to avoid touching them.

Rock Step

Conservation message: Some ant species are endangered. Others are problematic. For example, nonnative Argentine ants and red fire ants pose serious problems in the United States. They are a nuisance around homes, a costly pest to agriculture, and an ecological threat to native ant species. In addition, red fire ants can inflict a painful sting.

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Nature Bench

Nature Bike Rack

#38043

#38054 Standard (shown) #38065 Large

$1,656

$375 $492

7’6” Arch

Pinnacle Boulder

Square Boulder

Dome Boulder

Plateau Boulder

Log Balance Beam #38230 (two shown, sold separately) $2,370 Recommended Ages: 2 to 5 or 5 to 12 ASTM Fall Height: 4’ (1.3m)

Mountain Rocks #38228 #38229 #38227 #38226 #38225

Plateau Boulder (shown) Pinnacle Boulder (shown) Square Boulder (shown) Dome Boulder (shown) Hopper Rock

$3,208 $4,703 $3,339 $2,951 $833

Way Find Sign

Other Signs

#38028 $171 For use along the trail to indicate location of a Play Pocket that’s hidden from view.

#38027 Welcome Sign $960 #38064 Custom Trail Map Sign $1,626* *Camera-ready artwork must be provided at time of order or additional charges apply.

Bugs Fun Facts Sign #38063

$960

Habitats Fun Facts Sign #38060

$960

Beyond the Trail! Use Play Trail products to add nature-themed play and education to a playground!

Recommended Ages: 2 to 5 or 5 to 12 ASTM Fall Height: 4’ (1.3m)

Fossil Find Sand Table #38103 $4,501 Recommended Ages: 2 to 5 or 5 to 12

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ROCK & BOULDERS

Rocks Fun Facts Sign #38062

$960

ACCESSORIES

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2020 GameTime Playground Catalog  

More than 200 pages of fun, exciting and innovative playground products for parks, schools and other youth organizations. Learn more at www....

2020 GameTime Playground Catalog  

More than 200 pages of fun, exciting and innovative playground products for parks, schools and other youth organizations. Learn more at www....