World Wetlands Day Celebration!
(Ages 4 and up) 12 to 2 pm.
Come celebrate the importance and beauty of wetlands! Learn why these unique ecosystems are significant to people, plants and animals. How was the Huntley Meadows wetland formed? What can we do to help protect these fading treasures? Join us for presentation and education stations, a guided wetland walk and crafts.
(Adults) 5:15 - 7:15 pm.
Join naturalist PJ Dunn to hike the trails after dark, looking and listening for owls, beavers and other night animals
(Ages 3 and up) 12:00- 1:00 pm.
Bring your lunch and dine with a special animal guest; a snake, turtle, or toad! Learn about their diet, adaptations, and habitat through crafts and hands-on learning for adults and children. Dessert is our treat! Children younger than 16 years must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
(Ages 6 to 13) 4:45 to 5:10 pm.
Get out of the house and explore the park during one of the most beautiful times of year! Winter offers an exciting backdrop to environmental science studies. Learn how plants and animals adapt to the season through educational hikes, hands-on activities, journal-keeping, and games
Sketch Hike:Winter Trees and Landscapes
(Ages 12 and up), 10 am to noon.
Join park naturalist and artist Margaret Wohler for a hike and learn sketching techniques to enhance your observation skills.
(Ages 3 and up) 12 to 2 pm
oin us to learn about the resilient birds that call Huntley Meadows Park and your backyard home during winter. Make your own pine cone bird feeder to take home and watch as your new friends visit. Learn how to identify winter birds through calls, games and activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
(Adults) 5:30 to 7 pm
Take an evening stroll through the forest to one of the park's largest meadows. We'll listen for the call of the male woodcock and hopefully see his amazing courtship dance and flight. Bring a flashlight. Approximately 1.5 mile walk on uneven terrain. Canceled if rain.
Birding for Beginners: Winter Birds
(Ages 12 and up) 8 - 11 am.
Interested in winter birding? Learn about the winter birds found in the Park plus some basic identification skills. Program begins with an indoor discussion. Children ages 12 to 16 years must be accompanied by a registered adult.