EBB_Nest.jpgFamily Wildlife Series programs are open to all ages (unless otherwise noted), although information and activities are most appropriate for ages 5 and up.


Family Program Fee structure: $1/person  (unless otherwise noted) All members of the family in attendance must be registered for the program.


Preregistration is required for all Family Wildlife Series Programs.


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Leapin’ Lizards!
Saturday, July 14, 10–11 a.m.
Are lizards really dinosaurs in miniature? Learn the answer to this, plus other interesting facts about our local lizards while lurking and looking around for lizards and laboring on a lizard craft!

Family Forest Hike
Saturday, July 21, 10–11 a.m.
Join staff for a leisurely hike along our trails while learning how to identify plants, insects, birds and any other critters that happen along our path (not stroller accessible, so baby backpacks if needed!)

Twilight Hike
Friday, Aug. 3, 8–9 p.m.
Listen for the cricket’s chirp, the frogs’ chorus and the call of the barred owl as we put our best foot forward on a Twilight Hike. Family program for ages 5 and up, please.

Blue Jay Garden Sampler
Saturday, Aug. 25, 2–3 p.m.
Join Blue Jay staff for a morning in the Blue Jay Gardens. Take a peek at a mini pond, composting area, pollinator garden and children’s garden—enjoy activities that will make you eager to use some of these ideas in your own yard.

Going to Seed
Monday, Sept. 3, 2–3 p.m.
Ever wonder how that plant got there? A seed, of course! Come learn about seeds and the many ways they get from place to place. Harvest seeds from the Blue Jay Butterfly Garden and create seed packets to take them home for your yard!

Hopper Herding
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2–3 p.m.
Don’t know a grasshopper from a katydid or a cicada from a cricket? Then this is the class for you! We’ll be sweep-netting our meadow in search of these and other incredible insects that make up approximately 80% of the world’s species of animals. Family Program. This program is FREE in honor of “Take a Child Outside Week,” but preregistration is required.