October is a wonderful time of transition in nature as plants and animals begin to prepare themselves for the long winter ahead. As days become shorter and nights grow longer, some changes can appear “spooky” – leafless trees create silhouettes, glowing eyes of creatures peek from the trees and unseen creatures crunch leaves and move in the underbrush.
Join the sanctuary as we dispel a number of myths and enlighten to the wonders of so much “misunderstood” nature during our “Not So Spooky Anymore” Sunday at the Sanctuary on October 27th from 12pm – 3pm. Meet the wonderful ambassador owls, snakes, scorpions, millipedes, and bats from the Beardsley Zoo for a special presentation starting at 12:30. Visit with Lavender, the ambassador opossum, from Ferncroft rescue, and learn about all of the creepy crawlies in our “Rotten Log” investigations. Participants will be able to enjoy fall leaf crafts, owl pellet CSI with Everwonder Children’s Museum, and seasonal refreshments.
2-3pm The Sanctuary’s own naturalist, Mr. T., will lead nature detectives on a “Forest Forensics” hike to determine “Who Dunnit” and uncover the mysteries of the forest!
Bring suitable attire and footwear for the trails and the day’s weather.
All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
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