Beaver Lake Nature Center - Pizza and Pull Party and more activities

— Onondaga Lake Creekwalk

Friday, May 11, Beaver Lake Nature Center will offer a group experience exploring a new place to go birding, right in the city: the Onondaga Lake Creekwalk. Expert birder Joe Brin will guide the walk along "the most attractive stretch of trail in the City of Syracuse," through excellent waterbird and songbird habitat. Participants should meet at 8 a.m. at Beaver Lake Nature Center as transportation will be provided. $12; registration required.

Woodland Babies

Beaver Lake Nature Center introduces the Woodland Babies program at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12. A naturalist will lead children 3 to 5 years old on an investigation into the many different wildlife babies that arrive during the spring. One activity involves creating a nest using natural materials. Children, accompanied by an adult, will discover the secrets of nature and the experience of exploring the outdoors together. $5; registration required.

Pizza, wings and bird life

Held at 6 p.m. Friday, May 18, pizza and wings at Beaver Lake Nature Center is a great way to become more familiar with New York bird life. A naturalist will briefly discuss binocular selection and field guide usage, and then lead a hike to see and listen to the birds during this busy migratory time. When the birds are ready for bed, the Nature Center will send out for pizza. Some binoculars are available for loan, but participants should bring a pair if they are able. $5; registration required.

Weekend Walks: Celebrate Amphibians

This spring, Beaver Lake Nature Center encourages visitors to appreciate the salamanders and frogs native to the area. The weekend of May 19 and 20, a naturalist will lead a guided walk to look for and identify the amphibians living around the park beginning at 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

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