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Learn About Wildlife—in Your Yard and in the Forest


Published: 05.12.2022

Naturalist Marianne packs even more fun into Memorial Day Weekend with presentations and a nature hike!

Wildlife Presentations

Friday, May 27 – 5:30-8:30pm
Saturday, May 28 – 9am-1pm
Sunday, May 29 – 9am-1pm
Naturalist Cabin at Russell Crossroads

Stop by the Naturalist’s Cabin during any of the times above and discover a display of wildlife artifacts (including live animals). Touch, discover, and learn from the Russell Forest items and get tips on how to get more enjoyment from your time spent outdoors. We will discuss ways you can attract wildlife to your yard, and what to do if you’re trying to discourage them from visiting your property.

Guided Nature Tour

Saturday, May 28 – 7am
Meet at Willow Point Cutoff Trailhead

Let’s get up and go! We will explore habitats influenced by damp soils and creeks during this slow-paced walk through the woods. As we move from one area to the next, the variety of flora and fauna specific to each region’s moisture content will be examined, discussed, and enjoyed! We never know what we will find but count on always finding a renewed spirit and a good time. This energetic hike will offer both learning and exercise. Appropriate for participants ages 5 – 105.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED! There is a $10 fee for this program.

Please contact Naturalist Marianne at 256.496.2710 to inquire and to register in advance.

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