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Naturalist Marianne Conjures Creepy Critters and a Night Hike!

Published: 09.27.2022

Russell Lands Naturalist Marianne is at the top of her game in October as she brings her creepy critters to Russell Crossroads and leads a Halloween Night Hike through Russell Forest!

Wildlife Presentations

Creepy Critters
Friday, October 7 – 6-8pm

Saturday, October 8 –  9am-2pm
Saturday, October 29 – 9am-2pm
Naturalist Cabin at Russell Crossroads

All of nature is equally amazing and valuable, but the truth is: some critters give us the creeps. This month, visit Naturalist Marianne to see some specimens that are apt to cause a chill. Some will have eight legs, and some will have none, but all will be on display for learning and discovery. Included will be a large OWL whooooose features make it perfect material for Halloween decorations. No need to be squeamish or fearful! We will discuss the positive attributes of our wild neighbors who lurk in the shadows. Live animals—bring your camera. No charge—everyone is welcome!

Halloween Night Hike!

Monday, October 31 – 5:30pm
Meet at Wilson Road Trailhead

If you’re looking for a spooky yet wholesome activity for the kids on Halloween night, bring them to the nature presentation and NIGHT HIKE in Russell Forest! Sun sets early these days, so kids will still have plenty of time for rest on a school night. Naturalist Marianne will begin a discussion about creepy critters of Russell Forest at 5:30pm at Wilson Road Trailhead. After sunset, a hike will begin as darkness settles in and flashlights will guide us through the woods as we share spooky tales about things lurking in the woods. This experience is appropriate for ages 5+. Costumes are welcome! Insect repellent will be provided.

Registration required! There is a $10 fee for this program. Please contact our Naturalist at 256.496.2710 or [email protected] to inquire and to register.

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