Come see Nature By The Yard at these public programs. Call the hosting organization for registration information and to make reservations.

Mon. Dec. 8 10-11am Toddler Walk. Kids 18-36 months with adult.  Do you see a budding naturalist in your toddler? Discover a new way to enjoy your toddler as we walk through forest and field. Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association.  Pennington, NJ 609.737.7592.  Reservations needed.  Fee.

Sat. Dec. 13 3-4 pm.  Natural Crafts.  Families can join me for an afternoon of creativity.  We will be making several ornaments and holiday decorations using natural materials found at the Preserve.  Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.  215.862.2924. http://bhwp.org  Reservations needed.  Fee.

Sun. Dec. 28 2-3pm. Skull Identification. Kids 3rd grade and up can join me as we learn to identify animal skulls using a dichotomous key.  This fascinating workshop teaches kids what different teeth do and how they tell the story of an animals’ life.  Lawrenceville Library. 609.882.9246.  Reservations. Free.

Saturday Jan. 10. 3:30-5:30pm. Owl Prowl. Take a walk on the wild side as we explore the Preserve’s trails in the quiet of winter.  We will be searching for owls that roost by day and hunt by night.  If we are lucky, we will find the Great Horned Owl that has been calling from deep in the forest.  Reservations.  Fee. Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. 215.862.2924.

Sat. Feb. 7. 10-11am.  Skull Identification Workshop. Kids 9-up can join me as we discover the fascinating world of skulls.  First we will learn what teeth are used for chewing, tearing and biting.  Then using real skulls, we will  learn how to identify them using a key.  This hands on workshop is a great introduction to ecology.  Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. Reservations. Fee.  215.862.2924.

Sat. Feb. 7. 1-2:30pm  Mordiford Heart Wheat Weaving.  Adults can join me to learn how to make a beautiful Mordiford Heart out of wheat.  These folk art wall hangings are a lovely gift, or keepsake for your home.  Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. 215.862.2924.  Fee, reservations.