Beaver Lake Nature Center is bustling with activity

Friday Evening Wildlife Walks

Beaver Lake Nature Center will offer evening Wildlife Walks, at 7 p.m. every Friday in July. Evening is a time when many animals are most active. A naturalist will guide visitors through the forests and meadows of Beaver Lake Nature Center in search of wildlife and their signs. This program is free with admission.

Sharing Nature Summer Camp

Preschoolers can enjoy weekly explorations of Beaver Lake Nature Center this summer at Sharing Nature Summer Camp. Choose either Thursdays or Fridays beginning July 5 or 6 and get in on five days of discovery, hikes, games and crafts. $7 per session or $30 for all five sessions. Children should be accompanied by an adult; registration required.

July 5 or 6: Our fun and feathered friends

July 12 or 13: Bask in the sun! Learn how plants and animals use sunlight.

July 19 or 20: Nature Art

July 26 or 27: Incredible Insects

Aug. 2 or 3: Pond Dipping

Sunset canoe/kayak tours

This July, Beaver Lake Nature Center opens the canoe and kayak dock in the evening for three sunset tours held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturdays, July 7, 14 and 28. A naturalist will guide the group across the lake with the chance of observing the grace of a great blue heron, the prowess of a kingfisher and the close-up beauty of a water lily. $15; registration required. Kayaks can accommodate one individual, canoes are limited to 560 pounds (maximum of four people per canoe).

A Visit to Sterling Nature Center

Beaver Lake Nature Center invites visitors on a visit to Sterling Nature Center on Thursday, July 12. A naturalist will lead a hike around the 1,200-acre park, which boasts 1.9 miles of undeveloped Lake Ontario shoreline, a beaver wetland and a great blue heron rookery. The van will leave Beaver Lake Nature Center at 8 a.m. and return around 2 p.m., and transportation is included in the cost of $25 per person. Participants should bring a lunch and hiking attire and register prior to the program date.

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