EBB_Nest.jpgFamily Wildlife Series programs are usually open to all ages, although information and activities are most appropriate for ages 5 and up. Occasionally there will be a FWS program with an age limit of 5 and up and will be so indicated in the description. All members of the family in attendance must be registered to attend the program – if you are unable to register a family member, either the size limit of the class has been reached or that child does not meet the age limit to attend. Don't forget – kids are not required to attend – individual adults are welcomed! Preregistration is required for all Family Wildlife Series Programs unless otherwise stated.

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Family Wildlife Series programs are usually open to all ages, although information and activities are most appropriate for ages 5 and up. Occasionally there will be a FWS program with an age limit of 5 and up and will be so indicated in the description. All members of the family in attendance must be registered to attend the program – if you are unable to register a family member, either the size limit of the class has been reached or that child does not meet the age limit to attend. Don't forget – kids are not required to attend – individual adults are welcomed! Preregistration is required for all Family Wildlife Series Programs unless otherwise stated.
 
  
 
"Leaf" it to Me
Saturday, June 15, 10–11 a.m.
Learn what trees need to grow, and “leaf” knowing how to ID common trees by their fresh summer foliage. Enjoy a walk in the park and get acquainted with some of our favorite trees.
 
Just Winging It
Saturday, June 22, 10–11 a.m.
Learn about the intricacies of bird behavior as you bird watch in a new way!
 
Pondering Ponds
Saturday, July 20, 10–11 a.m.
Learn about the aquatic world of the Blue Jay mini pond; water striders, dragonfly nymphs, and more.  Family program for ages 5 and up, please.
 
Squirmy Worms
Saturday, July 27, 10–11 a.m.
Compost is black gold!  Learn what compost is and why it’s so valuable while you get up close and personal with worms and create a mini worm composting bin to take home.
 
Twilight Hike
Friday, Aug. 2, 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.

 

Warts and All
Saturday, Aug. 24, 2–3 p.m.
Toads are amphibians that spend the early part of their lives under water (as eggs and tadpoles) and the remainder of their lives on land eating the things that “bug your garden.”  Learn toad-ally fascinating things as we separate toad fact from fiction, and then create a toad house or “toad abode” to put in your yard.
 
Get Ahead of Our Watershed
Monday, Sept. 2, 2–3 p.m.
Have fun and expand your knowledge of the Neuse River!  Join Blue Jay staff as we investigate our watershed through activities, games and music fit for the whole family.
 
Calling All Crows (Take a Child Outside Week)
Saturday, Sept. 28, 10–11 a.m.
Blue Jays, crows, ravens, magpies and more are all part of a family of extra smart birds called “corvids.” Come find out through a hike and activities how these birds cleverly use their big brains to do all kinds of amazing and unusual things.