Beaver Lake Nature Center - spring break 2013

— April 8 The Material World (45 min.)

April 15 Energy is the Key (45 min.)

April 22 Ponds and Rivers (35 min.)

April 29 Beavers (30 min.)

Woodcock Watch

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, a naturalist at Beaver Lake Nature Center will lead a Woodcock Watch with the aim of sighting one of these elusive birds and listening for their odd vocalizations. This springtime special offers the chance to hear the spring orchestra of American Woodcocks, snipe and spring peepers. Transportation from Beaver Lake Nature Center to a local site is provided. $5; registration required.

Wool and fiber frolic

Central New York's Wool and Fiber Frolic is coming to Beaver Lake Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Visitors can survey a variety of spinning and fiber related items such as wool, alpaca, angora and mohair, as well as hand spindles, equipment, books, yarns, weaving and knitting supplies. Sponsored by Golden Fleece Spinners' Society of Baldwinsville.

Wood duck wanders

Beaver Lake Nature Center highlights a spectacular bird during the Wood duck wanders. A quiet guided walk at 7:30 a.m. Saturdays, April 13 and 20, may afford visitors the opportunity to see Wood Ducks, one of nature's finest offerings.

Monday Morning Bird Walks

Monday mornings in April, May and June, visitors at Beaver Lake Nature Center can join an expert birder to search for spring migrants and summer residents. Beginning at 8 a.m., Monday Morning Bird Walks are great for both beginners and advanced birders; $5.

Let’s Pretend

Beaver Lake Nature Center invites children 3 to 5 years old, accompanied by an adult, to learn about animals that live at Beaver Lake by acting out how they behave. Each session in the new "Let's Pretend" series includes a craft and outdoor activities.

For each session, choose a Wednesday or a Saturday; $5 per child per session.

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