4/20/2018

Symphony of Frogs: Families Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  7pm Fri
(6-Adult) Come discover Huntley's amphibian orchestra! Join a naturalist for an indoor discussion and a guided walk to listen for serenading frogs and toads! Learn the calls of a bull frog, southern leopard frog, green frog, tree frog, American toad and more.
 

4/21/2018

Wetlands Spring to Life: Sketch Hike Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
(10-Adult) Join artist and naturalist Margaret Wohler to explore and sketch the wetland as it wakes up for spring! Learn to identify and draw the first plants and animals that spring to life! Enhance your observation and sketching skills in this fun and dynamic program.
 

4/22/2018

Get Ready for Warbler Migration! Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  8am Sun
(Adults) Learn or refresh your warbler calls and identification skills with this engaging educational session. Common warbler migrants of Huntley Meadows will be covered.
 

5/4/2018

Family Owl Outing Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  7pm Fri
(6-Adult) Discover the secret world of owls. Learn what makes these raptors excellent night predators with a presentation followed by a trail hike to hopefully hear or spot one of Huntley's resident owls. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

5/5/2018

Animal Skull & Spine Stories Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  12pm Sat
(5-Adult) What stories can skulls, spines and teeth tells us about the life of an animal? Can you identify an animal just by looking at its skull? Become a bone detective, use a magnifying glass and microscope to examine and touch real animal skulls and bones. Dissect an owl pellet and take home your own animal skeleton.
 

5/11/2018

Symphony of Frogs: Adults Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  7:45pm Fri
(Adults) Discover Huntley's amphibian orchestra! Join a naturalist for an indoor discussion and a guided walk to listen for serenading frogs and toads! Learn the calls of a bull frog, southern leopard frog, green frog, tree frog, American toad and more.
 

5/12/2018

Twilight Boardwalk Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  7:45pm Sat
(6-Adult) Join a park naturalist for a guided walk along the forested paths to the wetland and experience the park as it transitions from day into night. Watch and listen for beavers, owls and other nocturnal residents.
 

5/12/2018

Pollinator Power!Bats,Bees,Birds,& More Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  12pm Sat
(6-Adult) Pollinators are vital to a healthy environment. What is pollination and why is it important? Identify native pollinators in the park and in your own backyard with an indoor discussion and a guided walk. Come explore the wonderful world of pollinators and find out how we can help. Make and take your own bee hotel. Seeds for two native plants important to pollinators will be provided for you to take home.
 

5/13/2018

Sketch Hike: Birds Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sun
(12-Adult) Join park naturalist and artist Margaret Wohler for a hike focusing on birds and learn sketching techniques to enhance your observation skills.
 

5/26/2018

Wetland at Dusk Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  8pm Sat
(Adults) Join park naturalists for a relaxing stroll through the park's forest and wetland paths. Look and listen for wildlife settling down or waking up during the transition of day to night.
 

5/27/2018

Get Ready for Dragonfly Season! Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  11am Sun
(Adults) Dragonfly season is here! Brush up on your observational skills and learn to identify some common and rare dragonflies and damselflies that live in Huntley Meadows Park.
 

5/31/2018

Nature Detectives Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  2pm Thu
(3-5 yrs.) Naturalist-led class where child and parent explore nature through hikes, stories, songs, hands-on activities and crafts. Topics vary seasonally.
 

6/1/2018

Nature for Tiny Tots Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Fri
(24-42 months) Children and their parent learn about plants, animals, and their habitat through songs, crafts, and activities. Topics vary each class.
 

6/2/2018

Catch a Critter! Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  12pm Sat
(4-Adult) Grab a net and join us for a special day with a park scientist to see, touch, and study wetland creatures up close and personal. Use magnifying lenses to study their unique characteristics. What critters live in the wetland? What can these little animals tell us about their home? This rare opportunity to dip-net in the wetland is possible through the guidance of our park naturalists.
 

6/6/2018

Birth of a Wetland Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Wed
(Adults) Learn how geology, human land use and wildlife created the park's central wetland. A naturalist-led walk to the wetlands follows the talk. Binoculars recommended.
 

6/8/2018

Nature Detectives Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Fri
(3-5 yrs.) Naturalist-led class where child and parent explore nature through hikes, stories, songs, hands-on activities and crafts. Topics vary seasonally.
 

6/9/2018

Vernal Pools Sketch Hike Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
(12-Adult) What is that awakening noise we hear in the park this time of year? It's our lively vernal pools filled with frog and salamander larva and adults! Learn all about Huntley Meadows' vernal pool habitats and visit a vernal pool to draw its inhabitants. Meets at the South Kings Hwy entrance.
 

6/9/2018

Walk Like an Animal Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  12pm Sat
(6-Adult) Join a naturalist for a mindful walk through Huntley Meadows. Get a full sensory experience of a place you thought you knew. See from the perspective of a small rodent, smell with the determination of a hungry mole, hear what the fox observes, taste a raccoon seasonal favorite and feel what it's like to be a snake.
 

6/11/2018

Nature for Tiny Tots Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Mon
(24-42 months) Children and their parent learn about plants, animals, and their habitat through songs, crafts, and activities. Topics vary each class.
 

6/16/2018

Wetland at Dusk Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  8pm Sat
(Adults) Join park naturalists for a relaxing stroll through the park's forest and wetland paths. Look and listen for wildlife settling down or waking up during the transition of day to night.
 

6/17/2018

Ancient Plants Sketch Hike Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sun
(13-Adult) Huntley's forests are home to certain plants whose ancestors have been with us since dinosaur times! Learn about the ferns, moss and their allies on a 1.5 mile hike (flat terrain). $15 supply fee for an art kit due to instructor at first class or bring your drawing materials.
 

6/30/2018

Firefly Walk Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  8pm Sat
(5-Adult) Join us on a magical evening walk in the park to learn about and see the different colors and signal patterns of this fascinating insect.
 

7/7/2018

Firefly Walk Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  8pm Sat
(5-Adult) Join us on a magical evening walk in the park to learn about and see the different colors and signal patterns of this fascinating insect.
 

7/21/2018

Lichens Hike & Sketch Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
(10-Adult) What happens when a fungus and an algae take a lichen to each other? Learn about this hybrid organism, identify those greenish patches seen on trees and rocks. Join us as we learn to draw the textures defining lichen colonies.$15 supply fee for an art kit due to instructor at first class or bring your drawing materials.
 

7/28/2018

Twilight Boardwalk Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  8pm Sat
(6-Adult) Join a park naturalist for a guided walk along the forested paths to the wetland and experience the park as it transitions from day into night. Watch and listen for beavers, owls and other nocturnal residents.
 

8/11/2018

Boardwalk Astronomy Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  8pm Sat
(12-Adult) What's new in the night sky? Join park naturalists as they take you on a tour of constellations, comets and other current events happening in the heavens above. Canceled in case of rain or other severe weather.
 

8/12/2018

Dragonflies Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  8am Sun
(Adults) Learn about the life cycle, behavior and identification of Huntley's many dragonflies and damselflies. Venture to the wetland to observe these acrobatic fliers in action. Canceled if rain.
 

8/12/2018

How to Draw Your Dragon(fly) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sun
(12-Adult) Join naturalist/artist Margaret Wohler to learn tips and techniques for drawing dragonflies and other insects you might find in the park.
 

8/20/2018

Nature for Tiny Tots Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Mon
(24-42 months) Children and their parent learn about plants, animals, and their habitat through songs, crafts, and activities. Topics vary each class.
 

8/20/2018

Wildflower Inspect & Sketch Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Mon/Tue/Wed
(10-Adult) Come join us for a three-morning exploration of art and summer wetland wildflowers for all ages. We learn about flower identification, seed development and dispersal, anatomy and pollination while observing and drawing in the wetland. Parent-child participant pairs are welcome. Each class involves hands-on learning, drawing instruction and a hike to the wetland.
 

8/22/2018

Nature Detectives Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Wed
(3-5 yrs.) Naturalist-led class where child and parent explore nature through hikes, stories, songs, hands-on activities and crafts. Topics vary seasonally.
 

8/23/2018

Nature for Tiny Tots Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Thu
(24-42 months) Children and their parent learn about plants, animals, and their habitat through songs, crafts, and activities. Topics vary each class.
 

8/25/2018

Wetland at Dusk Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  7:15pm Sat
(Adults) Join park naturalists for a relaxing stroll through the park's forest and wetland paths. Look and listen for wildlife settling down or waking up during the transition of day to night.
 

8/27/2018

Nature Detectives Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  1pm Mon
(3-5 yrs.) Naturalist-led class where child and parent explore nature through hikes, stories, songs, hands-on activities and crafts. Topics vary seasonally.
 

8/27/2018

Nature for Tiny Tots Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Mon
(24-42 months) Children and their parent learn about plants, animals, and their habitat through songs, crafts, and activities. Topics vary each class.