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Naturalist Marianne Brings Bunnies and Chicks on the Threshold of Spring

Published: 02.27.2024

The daffodils are starting to bloom, and spring is on our doorstep. One of our favorite rites of spring is when Naturalist Marianne brings us Bunnies and Chicks.

Cabin Presentations

Saturday, March 23 – 10am-2pm
Saturday, March 30 – 10am-2pm
Easter Sunday, March 31 – 10am-2pm
Naturalist Cabin at Russell Crossroads

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 at the Naturalist Cabin. Appropriate for all ages.  No charge—everyone is welcome!

If you have questions for Marianne, she can be contacted at 256.496.2710 or [email protected].

Guided Nature Tour

Saturday, March 23 – 2pm
Meet at Wilson Road Trailhead

Let’s hike into a forest on the verge of spring! We will note the changes in the plant and animal activities that mark the wondrous change from winter to spring 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 Naturalist Marianne 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.

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