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Beaver Lake Nature Center - Nature sketching and journaling program

— April 20 and 21 Woodpeckers

April 27 and 28 Spring Wildflowers

Live raptor presentation

Beaver Lake Nature Center welcomes Wild Wings, a rehabilitation and educational organization from Honeoye Falls, at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, for a live raptor presentation. This special opportunity will offer a close-up look at several live birds of prey including an owl, a falcon and a hawk. The birds' handlers will introduce the different types of raptors and how they are adapted to hunt and fly so skillfully. Tickets are $7 per person and should be purchased in advance.

Nature movie Monday for children

The Children's Room at Beaver Lake Nature Center becomes a movie theater for nature movies at 4:30 p.m. every Monday afternoon in March and April. Elementary-age children can come learn about the following topics with new friends, hear from a naturalist how the movie relates to Beaver Lake and enjoy some complimentary popcorn during the show. Please call the nature center to register before 3 p.m. the day of the show. Seating is limited. Free with nature center admission.

April 22 Ponds and Rivers (35 min.)

April 29 Beavers (30 min.)

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.

"I'm a Gray Squirrel," 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, or 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27

"I'm a Beaver," 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, or 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11

"I'm a Great Blue Heron," 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, or 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25

Peeper prowl

Beaver Lake Nature Center's Spring Peeper Prowl is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. During this evening walk, visitors will join a naturalist to learn about and listen for one of the first signs of spring: the high-pitched whistle of a spring peeper. $2; registration required.

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