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Easter to Bring Bunnies and Chicks to Russell Crossroads
As we celebrate the rebirth of spring and the Easter holiday, Naturalist Marianne will bring the cutest critters of the year to Russell Crossroads—Bunnies and chicks!
Bunnies and Chicks!
Saturday, April 9 – 9am-1pm at the Naturalist Cabin
Sunday, April 10 – 9am-1pm at the Naturalist Cabin
Saturday, April 16 – 9am-1pm at the Naturalist Cabin
Easter Sunday, April 17 – 9am-1pm at 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 our Naturalist. Bring your camera—this is going to be cute! Appropriate for all ages. No charge—everyone is welcome!
Guided Nature Tour
Sunday, April 10 – 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. Appropriate for participants ages 5–105.
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED! There is a $10 fee for this program. Please contact our Naturalist at 256.496.2710 to inquire and to register in advance.
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.