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Touch, Discover, and Learn from Russell Forest and its Artifacts

Published: 04.30.2024

This month, Naturalist Marianne helps us better understand the residents of Russell Forest and shows us how the moisture content of different regions makes all the difference.

Wildlife Presentations

Friday, May 17 – 5-8pm
Saturday, May 18 – 9am-2pm
Friday, May 24 – 5-8pm during RXR Fest
Saturday, May 25 – 9am-2pm

Stop by the Naturalist’s Cabin during any of the times above and discover a display of wildlife artifacts (including live animals). Touch, discover, and learn from the Russell Forest items and get tips on how to get more enjoyment from your time spent outdoors. We will discuss ways you can attract wildlife to your yard, and what to do if you’re trying to discourage them from visiting your property.

Guided Nature Tour

Saturday, May 18 – 7am
Meet at Wilson Road Trailhead

Let’s get up and go! We will explore habitats influenced by damp soils and creeks during this slow-paced walk through the woods. As we move from one area to the next, the variety of flora and fauna specific to each region’s moisture content will be examined, discussed, and enjoyed! We never know what we will find but count on always finding a renewed spirit and a good time. 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 or at [email protected] to inquire and to register in advance.

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