Events & Classes: Walks
Sunday, December 15 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Chickadees, nuthatches, blue jays and other birds spend the entire year here. Some species consider our area south and come here for the winter. Prepare for the upcoming Christmas bird counts with a refresher on who is here.
Saturday, December 21 • 4 pm – 5:30 pm
Join us for sunset on the shortest day of the year.
Sunday, December 22 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Explore the prairies, woodlands and savannas near the Visitor Center
Sunday, December 29 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Crystals of ice that we call snow make winter interesting. Learn more about snow and how it affects various parts of the natural world.
Sunday, January 5 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Free naturalist-led hike. Aldo Leopold and his graduate students kept journals recording the timing of natural events (phenology). Start out the new year learning how to track these occurrences.
Looking for Animal Signs
Sunday, January 12 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Free naturalist-led hike. Tracks are not the only thing to look for when searching for animal signs; join the naturalist to learn many ways of finding out what creatures share our world.
Family Walk: All About Snow
Sunday, January 12 • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Free naturalist-led hike. Snow comes in many forms, and it is said that no two snowflakes are alike. Even if there is no snow on the ground, the naturalist will help families explore the nature of snow.
Night Walk: First Bear Moon
Saturday, January 18 • 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Free naturalist-led hike. This moon is named for the birth of bear cubs in winter dens – a reminder that life continues in the dead of winter. Meet at the front steps of the Visitor Center
Sunday, January 19 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Free naturalist-led hike. In the winter, springs provide water for wildlife, while inhabitants of frozen ponds have made special adaptations to stay alive. Learn what happens in and around ponds, wetlands and springs this time of year. Wear boots—trails may be snowy.
Follow the Glacier
Sunday, January 26 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm
We will walk the path the last continental glacier took through the Arboretum to see how it sculpted the land.