Events & Classes: Walks

  • Walk: Follow the Glacier

    Sunday, December 28 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm

    Follow the last continental glacier’s path through the Arboretum to see how it sculpted the land.

  • Night Walk: First Bear Moon

    Saturday, January 3 • 6:30 pm – 8 pm

    This moon is named for the birth of bear cubs in winter dens—a reminder that life continues in the coldest months.

  • Phenology Walk

    Sunday, January 4 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm

    Aldo Leopold and his graduate students kept journals to record the timing of natural events (phenology). Start the new year learning to track life cycle events.

  • Family Walk: Animal Tracks

    Thursday, January 8 • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

    Animal tracks are easy to spot in the snow and mud. If neither are present, we will look for trails animals make through the vegetation.

  • Looking for Animal Signs

    Sunday, January 11 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm

    Learn about tracks and many other signs left by the creatures that share our world.

  • Family Walk: All About Snow

    Sunday, January 11 • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

    Snow comes in many forms, and it is said that no two snowflakes are alike. Come explore the nature of snow even if there is no snow on the ground.

  • Walk: Winter Water

    Sunday, January 18 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm

    Learn how ponds, wetlands, and springs support wildlife during this time of year.

  • Walk: Winter Wonders

    Sunday, January 25 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm

    Even when the ground is frozen and the air is cold, beauty and activity abound in the natural world.

  • Night Walk: The Snow Moon

    Saturday, January 31 • 6:30 pm – 8 pm

    Great horned owls are quiet in February, but barred owls may be calling. If the owls are silent, we will stargaze and listen for other creatures active on a late winter night.

  • Walk: Halfway to Spring

    Sunday, February 1 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm

    Days may be getting longer, but it doesn’t always seem like spring. We will look for natural activity near the Visitor Center.

  • Walk: Winter birds

    Sunday, February 8 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm

    Returning birds often arrive in February. We will look for red-winged blackbirds, bluebirds, robins, and more.

  • Walk: The End of Winter

    Sunday, February 22 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm

    We can look for signs winter is ending, even if it is still cold—plants are budding, birds and mammals are preparing for spring.