Join our new staff Naturalist Bill Woodroffe for our new series of Naturalist Classes!
January 13, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
January 20, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
February 3, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
February 17, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
March 3, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
March 17, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Join our new staff Naturalist Bill Woodroffe for our new series of Naturalist Classes! These will be a bit more formal and information driven than our normal Sunday Naturalist Walks and geared towards adults and students. Each class will have a unique nature/science related topic and involve both an indoor and outdoor portion. Time: 1:00-2:30pm Fee: $8 per session
January 13th – Naturalist Class: Overwintering Techniques
In the first of the new series, we will cover some of the unique ways native animals hide from winter’s chill. An emphasis will be placed upon insects, reptiles and other exothermic animals that remain inactive throughout the winter.
January 20th – Naturalist Class: Attracting and ID’ing Birds in Your Backyard
Winter is a great time of year to set up feeders and search for birds in the snow. We will be learning the best ways to attract birds to your home and how to identify the ones that arrive.
February 3rd – Naturalist Class: Groundhogs and Other Mammals
With groundhog’s day so close, we will be discussing the groundhog and other native mammals found in Pennsylvania. As we walk we will look for, and learn how to identify, their sign in winter.
February 17th – Naturalist Class: Life In Winter
Join us for a discussion of how all the plants and animals still active in winter manage to survive during the coldest time of the year.
March 3rd – Naturalist Class: Winter Tree ID
Identification of native trees can be difficult in the wintertime so this week’s naturalist class will teach you how to ID the trees found on our grounds and some skills you can use to make their identification easier.
March 17th – Naturalist Class: Signs of Spring
With spring arriving on the 20th, come out to learn what changes are occurring around the nature center during this unpredictable time of the year and the life that is beginning to creep back out.