Events & Classes: Walks
Sunday, March 9 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm
We will look for buds swelling, the return of birds such as sandhill cranes and turkey vultures, and indications of mole and worm activity in the thawed soil.
Family Walk: Mud
Sunday, March 9 • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Mud isn’t just for pies; it is also a great place to see animal tracks. What is mud anyway, and why is there so much of it in spring?
Saturday, March 15 • 6:30 pm – 8 pm
The American woodcock has a fascinating spring ritual for attracting mates. We can usually hear and see woodcock performances near the Visitor Center. Meet on the Visitor Center front steps.
Looking for the Green
Sunday, March 16 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Could Mother Nature be Irish? She always begins to show some green around this time of year. We’ll search for it!
Night Walk: Spring Equinox
Thursday, March 20 • 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Join the naturalist for sunset on the first day of spring, halfway between the winter and summer solstices.
Walk: End of Winter
Sunday, March 23 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm
March 20th marks the end of astronomical winter with the spring equinox. We can look for signs of the end of winter weather even if it is still cold—plants have buds; birds and mammals are preparing for spring.
Sunday, March 30 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Birds are returning from the south! Neo-tropical migrants spend the winter in Central and South America, then return here to nest. We will look for early migrants, and early nesters among our yearlong residents.