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Easter is Time for Bunnies and Chicks!

Published: 03.28.2023

The Russell Forest is waking from its winter nap. Naturalist Marianne will guide us through this exciting time of rebirth and awe us with cuteness!

Wildlife Presentations

Bunnies and Chicks
Saturday, April 1, 9am–1pm – Naturalist Cabin
Friday, April 7,  3–7pm – Naturalist Cabin
Saturday, April 8, 9am–1pm – Naturalist Cabin
Easter Sunday, April 9, 9am–1pm – SpringHouse

Easter means new life—and the gentle innocence of bunnies and chicks reminds us of this holiday’s significance. We will note what these unassuming animals symbolize on this holiest of Christian holidays. Bring your camera and your children or grandchildren to interact with these traditional symbols of Easter as they learn from Naturalist Marianne. Bring your camera—this is going to be cute! Appropriate for all ages.  No charge—everyone is welcome!

Guided Nature Tours

Forest Babies!
Saturday, April 22, 7am
Meet at Wilson Road Trailhead

Get up and hike into a forest bursting with spring! Spring means forest babies, and we will discuss who’s hatching and what’s happening in Russell Forest. This energetic hike will offer both learning and exercise.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED! There is a $10 fee for these programs. Please contact Naturalist Marianne at 256.496.2710 to inquire and to register.

For all Guided Nature Tours: It is recommended that participants have a moderate fitness level and are able to stand or walk for at least two hours. Walking pace will be relaxed with frequent stops. Comfortable, seasonally appropriate clothing and shoes are advised. Participants may also wish to bring bottled water, sunscreen and insect repellent. Binoculars and cameras are welcome. There are no bathrooms on the Forest Trails.

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