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Daniel F. Wheeler

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floodplain.jpgWhether you are a child or an adult, Lake Crabtree has a program for you! All scheduled programs have space limitations and, therefore, require registration prior to the program.

To register in person, by mail or fax, please download a copy of our Registration Form or call 919-460-3355 for more information.

​To register online, click on the registration buttons to the right of each program.

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Family Programs
(Everyone welcome)
Preregistration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. All participants must be registered.

Birding with Vernon
1st Saturday of each month (unless otherwise stated), 8:30–10 a.m.
January 6
FREE; No preregistration required

Meet at the Waterwise Garden (first parking lot on right)
Join our bird enthusiast, Vernon, for an easy walk while looking and listening for our feathered friends. Discover different types of birds and their habitats.​

Nature in Winter
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2–4 p.m.
Hibernate, migrate or adapt? Different life forms have various strategies for dealing with the lean months of winter. Discover how the animals of Lake Crabtree survive the darkest, coldest season. Ages 5 and up.
Eagle Count
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 7–9 a.m.
Join park staff in collecting data for the state and national count of Bald Eagles. Participants will be allowed in the park before it opens and will be staged at various locations around Lake Crabtree. No prior birding experience required. Enjoy a light breakfast after the count.
Squirrel Spotters
Friday, Jan. 19, 1–3 p.m.
Head out to Lake Crabtree to learn all about our most commonly seen mammal. We will spy on the always-entertaining grey squirrels that abound in the park. Park staff will answer all your gnawing questions about squirrel habits, habitats and the perils they face. "Squirrel Appreciation Day" is on January 21, so you will be prepared to celebrate!
Adult Programs
(Adults only)
Winter Waterfowl Workshop
Saturday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m.–noon
Lake Crabtree is a birding hotspot and a great place to observe both common and uncommon winter waterfowl. Learn how to identify various species by looking at field markings, behaviors and more. We will spend a lot of time observing waterfowl on the lake, so dress warmly!

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Visit Lake Crabtree's Adventure Backpack Bin, on the garden side of the manager's office, for some educational fun! You can participate in a citizen science project, go on a scavenger hunt or do some birdwatching! All of the information and tools you need are provided. Just show up anytime during park hours, sign out a backpack at the bin and begin your adventure! Junior Naturalists can earn one Lake Crabtree credit by participating in one of the activities and answering the corresponding question sheet. Please be sure to take our short survey when you have completed your activity.


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