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Beaver Lake Nature Center February activities

— Feb. 4 Eyewitness: Pond & River (35 min.)

Feb. 11 Stranger in the Woods (25 min.)

Feb. 18 Eyewitness: Insect (35 min.)

Feb. 25 Migration (25 min.)

Field Guide Series

At 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, Beaver Lake will offer an in-depth look into winter birds. During this program, a part of Beaver Lake Nature Center's Field Guide Series, a naturalist will highlight the winter survival strategies of birds and the best of winter bird watching. $5; registration required.

Raised-Bed Rose Gardens

Beaver Lake Nature Center hosts the Gardeners in Thyme for a program on Raised-Bed Rose Gardens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. The speaker, Whitney Mills, is a member of the Syracuse Rose Society. In addition to discussing the process of building a raised-bed rose garden, Mills will also elaborate on rose selection, planting, protecting and fertilizing. Call 638-2519 to sign up; $5 and registration required.

Grapes on ice

At 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, visitors can come to Beaver Lake Nature Center for a relaxing evening of wine tasting. Each guest will enjoy some basic food pairings, tasting notes, a raffle and the expertise of wine expert Gary Decker from Vinomania in Syracuse. Tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased in advance.

Lunar New Years

On Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9 and 10, Beaver Lake Nature Center will celebrate the Lunar New Year as the new moon marks the beginning of the New Year for Asia. From noon to 4 p.m., visitors are invited to stop inside the nature center to learn something new about the moon, its phases and how it affects the animals around Beaver Lake. Also during those hours, children can visit the lunar craft table and half-moon cookies will be for sale from the Friends of Beaver Lake.

Yoga

This winter, Beaver Lake Nature Center offers Yoga, a great class for complete fitness, at 9 a.m. Mondays (session two: Feb. 11 to March 18). The five-week session works toward increased cardio fitness and strength, improved flexibility and balance, stress reduction and weight management. Yoga at Beaver Lake Nature Center is a way to start the day feeling balanced, relaxed and energized. Registration required; $47.

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