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Saturday, December 17

Naturalist Niche: Winter Tree ID
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: Includes Park admission: $22 Adult, $7 Annual Passholder, $12 Youth (ages 5-15), $5 Grady’s Kids Club Member. Advance registration required.

Enjoy a winter hike with amazing views while learning to identify leafless winter trees by their twigs, buds and bark from an expert naturalist. Dress appropriately for the weather, wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring water. Space is limited to 15, and advance registration is required, so call 800-277-9611 today to reserve your spot!

Winter Tree ID is part of our Naturalist Niche series. Join an expert naturalist on park trails once a month March – December to learn about birding, old growth trees, ancient geology and other fascinating outdoor topics.


Monday, December 26 - Saturday, December 31

Family Animal Encounters
Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost: Free with admission

Meet some of Grady the Groundhog’s woodland friends or possibly our birds of prey, a Red-tailed Hawk and Great Horned Owl! A Park naturalist will explain each animal’s role in our ecosystem, how they came to live at the park and lessons on what we can do to help protect wildlife. Family Animal Encounters meet at Grady’s Animal Discovery Den. Afterward, grab a Track Trail brochure at Grady’s Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along our Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 interactive education stations. Don’t forget your camera!

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