Beaver Lake Nature Center activities

Snowshoe hike in search of wildlife signs

At 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in January and February, a Beaver Lake naturalist will embark on a wild winter adventure. "Snowshoeing In Search of Wildlife Signs" is a free walk on snowshoes in search of what the winter season has to offer.

Winter is frequently associated with stillness, when actually the winter wilderness is teeming with life. Both above and beneath the blanket of snow, the winter woods are bustling with activity and signs of this activity are everywhere. On snowshoes, a Beaver Lake naturalist will help participants discover these winter clues and discuss the strategies both plants and animals use to cope with this harsh season. Registration is required beginning at 8 a.m. the day of the hike and space is limited. Snowshoes will be provided or visitors may bring their own. To make reservations or for more information, call the Nature Center at 638-2519.

Trail Tales for children

Beaver Lake Nature Center will offer the popular pre-school program, Trail Tales, at 1 p.m. Thursdays (Jan. 14, 28, Feb. 11 and 25). Listening to stories and exploring nature are two activities that most children enjoy. This is an opportunity for 3 to 5 year-olds to do both. A naturalist will read stories to the children and lead them on a walk to experience what the season has to offer. This program is free with the $3 per car admission into the park.

Honeybees in our environment

Beaver Lake Nature Center and Gardeners In Thyme will offer an evening program on Honeybees at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Jan. 14. Presenter, Bob Evans, has been observing bees and their habits for two decades. During this evening program, he will discuss honeybees and their important role in the environment. Evans has expertise in swarm removal and will answer questions after the presentation. Samples of honey to taste and try in tea or coffee will be available. The price of the program is $5 and advance registration is required.

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