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October Is Time For Creepy Critters


Published: 10.07.2021

October is the perfect month to showcase the spookier specimens around us. Visit the Naturalist Cabin at Russell Crossroads to learn the positive side of our darker neighbors.

Wildlife Presentations

Thursday & Friday, October 28 & 29 – 5-8pm on the Town Green
Saturday, October 30 – 9am-2pm at the Naturalist Cabin
Saturday, October 30 – 5-8pm on the Town Green
Russell Crossroads

Creepy Critters
All of nature is equally amazing and valuable, but the truth is some critters give us the creeps. This month, visit the Russell Lands Naturalist Marianne Hudson to see some specimens that are apt to cause a chill. Some will have eight legs, and some will have none, but all will be on display for learning and discovery. Included will be a large OWL whooooose features make it perfect material for Halloween decorations. No need to be squeamish or fearful! We will discuss the positive attributes of our wild neighbors who lurk in the shadows. Live animals—bring your camera. No charge—everyone is welcome!

If you have questions for Marianne, she can be contacted at 256.496.2710 or [email protected].

Turpentine Tales

Thursday-Saturday, October 28-30 – 6-8pm
The Town Green at Russell Crossroads

As families await their walk down Turpentine Trail, Naturalist Marianne’s creepy critters will be on display on the Town Green. Turpentine Tales: A Walk Through the Forest will run three evenings, October 28 through 30, at Russell Crossroads. Local student actors will don the costumes of forest animals to present the audience with glimpses of their lives in the Russell Forest.

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