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Naturalist Marianne Bringing Bunnies and Chicks This Weekend!
Bunnies & Chicks!
Friday, April 2 – 6pm at the Naturalist Cabin
Saturday, April 3 – 8am-2pm at the Naturalist Cabin
Sunday, April 4 – 8am-2pm at SpringHouse
Easter means new life—and the gentle innocence of bunnies and chicks reminds us of this holiday’s significance. We will note what unassuming animals symbolize on this holiest of Christian holidays. Bring your camera and your children or grandchildren to the Naturalist’s Cabin on Good Friday or Holy Saturday, or to SpringHouse on Easter Sunday for the opportunity to photograph their interactions with these traditional symbols of Easter and spring as they learn from our Naturalist.
Due to Covid restrictions, one family at a time will be admitted into the animal area to learn about the animals. Please bring your mask and a camera! Hand sanitizer will be provided. Appropriate for all ages. No charge—everyone is welcome!
Guided Nature Tour
Saturday, April 3 – 3pm
Meet at Willow Point Cutoff Trailhead
Join Russell Lands Naturalist Marianne Hudson for an educational foray into a forest bursting with spring! Spring means forest babies, and we will discuss who’s hatching and what’s happening in Russell Forest. 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 our Naturalist at 256.496.2710 to inquire and to register in advance.
For all Guided Nature Tours: It is recommended that participants have a moderate fitness level and are able to stand or walk for at least two hours. Walking pace will be relaxed with frequent stops. Comfortable, seasonally appropriate clothing and shoes are advised. Participants may also wish to bring bottled water, sunscreen and insect repellent. Binoculars and cameras are welcome. There are no bathrooms on the Forest Trails.
If you have questions for Marianne, she can be contacted at 256.496.2710 or [email protected].