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.
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.