4/27/2014

Birding for Beginners- Optics Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  8am Sun
Interested in birding? We can get you started! Learn about the birds in the park and try out different optics. A park naturalist helps you sharpen your bird identification skills. Seasonal topics will be emphasized. Program begins in the parking lot.
 

5/3/2014

Sketches in Nature (9-13 yrs.) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
Drawing can be an important part of keeping a nature journal. Join a park naturalist in our outdoor classroom to learn tips and techniques for adding sketches to your observations. Supply list will be emailed to registrants.
 

5/9/2014

Local Lore Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  6pm Fri
Travel with your family back in time. Explore the rich history of the Chesapeake region and the many cultures that have help create this diverse community of local ledgend through activities, crafts and walks. Topics are seasonal, please call park for more information.
 

5/10/2014

Nature Buddies Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  11am Sat
Parent and child will read a story, play games and take a walk to the wetland to look at real world examples of seasonal happenings. Accompanying adult does not pay.
 

5/13/2014

Storytime in the Forest Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Tue
Join us for a nature story, followed by a craft, outdoor exploration, and other activities.
 

5/13/2014

Storytime in the Forest Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  1:30pm Tue
Join us for a nature story, followed by a craft, outdoor exploration, and other activities.
 

5/30/2014

Family Nature Night Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  6:30pm Fri
Come discover your natural neighborhood and reconnect your family with nature. Seasonal topics will explore the many habitats and diverse wildllife of the park through activities, crafts, games and walks. Please call park for topic.
 

6/1/2014

Wetland in Bloom Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sun
Take a plant ecology hike to the wetland during peak bloom of buttonbush, swamp rose, and lizards tail. Search for birds and mammals that use these plants for food, shelter, and nesting. Canceled if rain.
 

6/14/2014

Nature Buddies Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  11am Sat
Parent and child will read a story, play games and take a walk to the wetland to look at real world examples of seasonal happenings. Accompanying adult does not pay.
 

6/14/2014

Backyard Conservation Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  3:30pm Sat
Join a park naturalist to learn simple steps on how to improve your backyard's impact on the environment. Topics will vary seasonally, please call the park for details
 

6/21/2014

Summer Solstice Campfire Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  7:30pm Sat
Join a naturalist at the campfire to hear stories of summer solstice traditions and star stories. Roast marshmallows over the embers. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

6/28/2014

Evening Stroll Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  8pm Sat
Take this rare opportunity to visit the wetland after dark. Learn the curious habits of fireflies, listen for owls, and watch bats hunt. You might even see resident beavers at work! Canceled if rain.
 

6/29/2014

Dragonflies Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  9am Sun
(Adults) Learn about the life cycle, behavior and identification of Huntleys many dragonflies and damselflies. Venture to the wetland t o observe these acrobatic fliers in action. Canceled if rain.
 

6/29/2014

How to Draw Your Dragon(fly) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  12:30pm Sun
Join naturalist/artist Margaret Wohler (illustrator for Huntley's own Dragonfly Guide!) to learn tips and techniques for drawing dragonflies and other insects you might find in the park.
 

7/12/2014

Evening Walk Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  7pm Sat
Join Park Naturalist PJ Dunn to hike the trails after dark, listening for owls and frogs and watching for beaver activity.
 

7/13/2014

Birding for Beginners Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  8am Sun
Interested in birding? We can get you started! Learn about the birds in the park and some basic identification skills. Program begins with an indoor discussion. Children ages 12 to 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult.Call Huntley Meadows Park for details about the program 703-768-2525.
 

7/19/2014

Evening Stroll Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  8pm Sat
Take this rare opportunity to visit the wetland after dark. Learn the curious habits of fireflies, listen for owls, and watch bats hunt. You might even see resident beavers at work! Canceled if rain.
 

7/25/2014

Family Nature Night Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  6:30pm Fri
Come discover your natural neighborhood and reconnect your family with nature. Seasonal topics will explore the many habitats and diverse wildllife of the park through activities, crafts, games and walks. Please call park for topic.
 

8/9/2014

Evening Stroll Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  8pm Sat
Take this rare opportunity to visit the wetland after dark. Learn the curious habits of fireflies, listen for owls, and watch bats hunt. You might even see resident beavers at work! Canceled if rain.
 

8/15/2014

Summer Wagon Ride Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  9:30am Fri
(Families, children 4 yrs. and up) Cool your heels on a bright summer morning or warm twilight by breezing along on a 90-minute tractor ride to the wetland and back. A naturalist will help you look for nectaring butterflies or hunting bats. Get off for a snack at the observation platform. Rides leave from the South Kings H ighway entrance.Children must be accompanied by registered adult.
 

8/15/2014

Summer Wagon Ride Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  5pm Fri
(Families, children 4 yrs. and up) Cool your heels on a bright summer morning or warm twilight by breezing along on a 90-minute tractor ride to the wetland and back. A naturalist will help you look for nectaring butterflies or hunting bats. Get off for a snack at the observation platform. Rides leave from the South Kings H ighway entrance.Children must be accompanied by registered adult.
 

8/22/2014

Summer Wagon Ride Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  9:30am Fri
(Families, children 4 yrs. and up) Cool your heels on a bright summer morning or warm twilight by breezing along on a 90-minute tractor ride to the wetland and back. A naturalist will help you look for nectaring butterflies or hunting bats. Get off for a snack at the observation platform. Rides leave from the South Kings H ighway entrance.Children must be accompanied by registered adult.
 

8/22/2014

Summer Wagon Ride Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  5pm Fri
(Families, children 4 yrs. and up) Cool your heels on a bright summer morning or warm twilight by breezing along on a 90-minute tractor ride to the wetland and back. A naturalist will help you look for nectaring butterflies or hunting bats. Get off for a snack at the observation platform. Rides leave from the South Kings H ighway entrance.Children must be accompanied by registered adult.
 

8/22/2014

Family Nature Night Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  6:30pm Fri
Come discover your natural neighborhood and reconnect your family with nature. Seasonal topics will explore the many habitats and diverse wildllife of the park through activities, crafts, games and walks. Please call park for topic.
 

8/23/2014

Evening Walk Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  7pm Sat
Join Park Naturalist PJ Dunn to hike the trails after dark, listening for owls and frogs and watching for beaver activity.