Beaver Lake Nature Center – May activities

— 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.

Monday Morning Bird Walks

Monday mornings in 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.

Field Guide series

Beaver Lake Nature Center's Field Guide Series offers an in-depth look into the natural history and identification of various local species with a different topic each week as listed below. These naturalist-led programs are held at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays: June 6 – Fish; and June 20 – Snakes. $5; registration required.

Walk 100 Miles

Beaver Lake Nature Center welcomes visitors to sign up for our popular walking program that rewards the completion of walking 100, 200, 300 or 1,000 miles. This ongoing program helps motivate walkers to get out into the peaceful woods to reach exercise or stress-relief goals. After registering, participants receive a logbook in which to stamp the date after each walk and keep track of mileage covered. There is no time limit, as Walk 100 Miles is an ongoing program. Upon completing a goal, walkers will be rewarded with a commemorative T-shirt, with a different design for each of the four goals. There is a $5 program fee.

Beaver Lake Nature Center is an Onondaga County Park located at 8477 East Mud Lake Road, four miles west of Baldwinsville off Route 370.

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