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July 2015

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MAPS Bird Banding (All)
Friday, July 3, 2015, 6:00am-12:00pm*
Saturday, July 11, 2015, 6:00am-12:00pm*
Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 6:00am-12:00pm*
Saturday, August 8, 2015, 6:00am-12:00pm*
Pavilion on the west side of the Nature Center’s property
Free, donations appreciated.  Reservations are not required.
Join research ornithologists as they capture, band, and release birds, recording information for science. *Actual times may vary; the protocol requires opening the nets at dawn and monitoring birds for six hours.

Orienteering with a Compass (Adult+)
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 6:30pm-8:00pm
Audubon Nature Center
$12 Regular Price; $9 Friends of the Nature Center; $9 Children 9-15
Reservations are required by Friday, July 3.
Minimum/Maximum class size: 9/20 people
Orienteering is an important, but often forgotten, outdoor skill in this technological world. Learn how to use a compass and then have fun completing a treasure hunt using your new skill. It is a great family activity.

Photography Walk (Adult+)
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 7:00pm-8:30pm
No matter what camera you have, this session will give you fresh ways to approach making photographs. In addition to the traditional “rules” of composition, instructor Kimberly Turner will offer ideas that will take you to new creative places.

Little Explorers (Children aged 3-8 and a Grownup)
Saturday, July 11, 2015, 10:00am-11:30am
A nature lesson, walk, craft, and a snack make for a fun-filled morning of learning.

Intro to Volunteering at the Nature Center (Adult)
Monday, July 13, 2015 11:00am-12:00pm
Audubon Nature Center multipurpose room
No fee; Reservations are requested by Sunday, July 12.
The workings of the Nature Center depend on the dedication and commitment of a strong volunteer crew. In the past year, we had almost 300 active volunteers who worked over 12,000 hours to support the Nature Center’s mission. On any given day, volunteers can be seen working on the trails, leading school groups, managing our membership program, feeding animals, and more.

Raising Monarchs (All)
Thursday, July 16, 2015, 7:00pm-9:00pm
It is a sad fact that Monarch Butterflies are disappearing. Even worse, few Monarch caterpillars survive to become butterflies. Learn how to raise Monarch caterpillars and release the butterflies to help increase their numbers.

“Wildlife Heroes” at Prendergast Library (All)
Wednesday, July 22, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Two Nature Center ambassadors – one human and one reptilian – will bring you stories of real life heroes who worked hard to protect wildlife.

Photography Walks (Adult+)
Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Learn to control exposure by using your camera’s manual mode settings.

Butterfly Gardening (Adult+)
Thursday, July 23, 2015, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Butterflies create a rainbow of color that complements any garden. Learn how to plant flowers that attract them and create a perfect butterfly habitat in your yard.


Saturday, July 25, 2015. Click the logo to go to the event website for more information including a downloadable registration form.

Wild 5K (All)
Saturday, July 25, 2015, Registration starts at 8:00am; Race starts at 9:00am
Proceeds from this race support Audubon’s live animal education program.
Event Website:  http://wild5k.wordpress.com/

Taste of Nature: Mushroom Walk (Adult+)
Someday, July or August, 2015, A two-hour walk, dates & times TBD
Audubon Nature Center multipurpose room and grounds
$16 Regular Price; $12 Friends of the Nature Center;$12 Children 9-15
**Reservations: Contact the Nature Center to be placed on a call list. This program will work out best after a good rain. When conditions are right, we will call you with the date and time.  Minimum/Maximum: 9/30
Join mushroom experts Dr. Scott Stoleson and Garret Taylor for a stroll around the grounds in search of mushrooms – both edible and not.

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