continued NOW spring wildflower tours
At 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday in May, the Nature On Wheels Spring Wildflower Tours at Beaver Lake Nature Center provide an opportunity for people with mobility limitations to get out on the trails. A naturalist will drive the NOW Mobile slowly through the forest and focus on spring wildflowers, stopping occasionally for a close look at the blossoms, as well as any other interesting points of nature along the way. Call to reserve a seat. $2.50; registration required. Groups should call to schedule their own private tours.
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 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
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.
Walking and yoga
Beaver Lake Nature Center's walking and yoga program is great class for complete fitness. Each five-week session contains exercises that lead to increased cardio fitness and strength, improved flexibility and balance, stress reduction and weight management. This spring, visitors may choose between the Monday morning session (9 to 10:30 a.m. June 3, 10, 17, 24 and July 1) and the Wednesday evening session (6 to 7:30 p.m. May 29, June 5, 12, 19 and 26). Five-week session is $47; registration is required.