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Beaver Lake Nature Center - Celebrate the summer solstice

— Beaver Lake Nature Center invites visitors to come Celebrate the Summer Solstice on Wednesday, June 20, the first official day of summer.

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Canoeing and kayaking on Beaver Lake. $8 per hour and $2 for each additional half-hour. Rental is on a first-come basis.

1:30 p.m. – Fight for Light: A guided walk on how plants around Beaver Lake compete for sunlight. Free with admission.

3 p.m. – Check Your Temperature: As a naturalist leads the group in search of wildlife, visitors will learn about how animals are adapted to keep cool despite the summer sun, cope with glare, and yet make the most of sun in winter. Free with admission.

2 to 4 p.m. – Children can investigate summer-themed crafts and activities inside the nature center.

3 to 7 p.m. – Nothing says summer like an outdoor BBQ. The concession stand will be open from 3-7 pm with pulled pork sandwiches and other summery treats.

5 to 7 p.m. – Blues guitarist Colin Aberdeen of Los Blancos will provide the perfect musical backdrop for relaxing outside on a summer evening.

Friday Evening Wildlife Walks

Beaver Lake Nature Center will offer evening Wildlife Walks, at 7 p.m. every Friday in June and 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.

Weekend Walks in June

Beaver Lake Nature Center invites visitors to join a naturalist for a free guided Weekend Walk at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in June.

June 23 and 24, discover the different species of turtles that live at Beaver Lake.

June 30 and July 1, observe a frog and learn about this amphibian's remarkable life.

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