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Beaver Lake Nature Center – February activities

Winter break camp is underway this week

Moonlight skiing

On Feb. 22 to 24, Beaver Lake Nature Center will stay open until 9 p.m. to allow skiers and snowshoers the opportunity to take advantage of the moonlit trails. At trails' end is the visitor center with exhibits and refreshments. For their safety, night visitors should remember to sign in and sign out at the visitor center, go with a friend and bring a flashlight in case a section of the trail is especially dark. The nature center will close before 9 p.m. if there is insufficient snow cover, so please call ahead.

Trail tales

Preschool-age children, accompanied by an adult, are invited to gather at Beaver Lake Nature Center for the popular Trail Tales program at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. A naturalist reads two stories to the children and then leads the group on a hike themed to match the stories. Children can arrive a few minutes early to color a name tag. Free

Tracking wildlife on snowshoes

Beaver Lake Nature Center invites visitors to join a naturalist for tracking wildlife on snowshoes at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in February. FREE; registration required – call the nature center to register, beginning at 8 a.m. the day of the hike, and to check snow conditions. While this program will be offered regardless of snow cover, it will only be on snowshoes when snow conditions are acceptable.

Ski 100 miles

Beaver Lake Nature Center offers Ski 100 Miles, an incentive to get out and enjoy the nature center's trails this winter. Cross-country skiers can sign up to record ski mileage in a personal logbook and stamp in the date at the front desk for verification. When a skier has accumulated 100 miles, he/she will be rewarded with a long-sleeve T-shirt proclaiming "I Skied 100 Miles at Beaver Lake Nature Center." The registration fee is $10; no time limit to reach the 100-mile goal.

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