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Scales Versus Slime

Published: 06.02.2022

This month, Naturalist Marianne takes us into the world of scaly and slippery and to some places in Russell Forest where we might find both.

Wildlife Presentation

Scales vs. Slime
Saturday, June 11 – 9am–2pm
Naturalist Cabin at Russell Crossroads

Join our Naturalist at Russell Crossroads for an informative display highlighting our native wildlife! Stop by the Cabin and compare and contrast reptiles and amphibians. Live specimens will be our guests as we take a close look at these two groupings and their amazing designs. We will discuss where they live, what they eat, and the role they play in the local Russell Forest ecosystem. Examples on hand will inspire you to appreciate the wild dramas being lived out all around us. Program includes live animals and is appropriate for all ages. No charge—everyone is welcome!

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



Guided Nature Tour

A Walk in the Shade
Saturday, June 11 – 3pm
Meet at Willow Point Cutoff Trailhead

For almost two hours, we will be in the woods identifying the variety of plant and animal life we discover. In addition to learning from the finds in the forest, we will examine a nearby creek and search for wet residents keeping cool in summer temperatures. This energetic hike will offer both learning and exercise. Insect repellent and sunscreen will be provided – bring your own drinking water and comfortable shoes. Relaxed pace. Appropriate for participants ages 5–105.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED! There is a $10 fee for these programs.

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

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