Any chance to get out into nature is a chance worth taking. And while most short walks in the woods don't require any special gear, a little extra preparedness never hurt anyone.
Filson Field Bag ($250) holds just enough stuff for a walk in the woods
Leica Trinovid Binoculars ($525) for spying on the flora and fauna
Audubon Society Field Guide ($23) for figuring out what the flora and fauna are
Protect our Forests Bandana ($15) because the simple cotton bandana does it all
Patagonia Provisions Savory Seeds ($2 ea) because hangry hiking is less fun
Klean Kanteen Plastic Free Water Bottle ($30) for keeping hydrated
Emergency Poncho ($21) for a just-in-case rain coat, shelter, or picnic blanket