The Audubon BirdCam takes digital photos and videos of backyard wildlife. / NONE
These great items caught our eye as ways to add to summer fun.
Picnicking just got a little easier, thanks to the Spork Little from Light My Fire. One end is a fork and the other end is a spoon, meaning the BPA-free utensil allows kids to eat their yogurt and salad with just one device. In all honesty, it’s small enough for little hands, but not too tiny for big ones on the go. $6.95 for three, rei.com.
Birdwatchers rejoice! The weatherproof Audubon Birdcam lets you see elusive species, even when you’re not there. Attach it to a post or tree, and the motion-activated digital camera will capture birds in situ — as still photographs or video. $159.95, wingscapes.com.
The ThermaCELL Patio Lantern keeps 98% of mosquitoes at bay (and looks just like an actual lantern). Heated by a butane cartridge, it releases a man-made version of a repellent found naturally in chrysanthemums — and doesn’t require applying (and reapplying) anything to your skin. $29.99, mosquitorepellent.com.