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

Mondays Sept. 8-Oct. 13. 10:30-11:30 am. Seeds to Sprouts.  This popular series offers children age 2-4 and their caregivers an experience to explore the Arboretum through a naturalist’s eye.  Each week we will discuss a different topic through hands-on discovery, a walk, story and take home art project.  Morris Arboretum. <http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/events_GrowingMinds.shtml> 215.247.5777>.  Fee.

Sat. Sept. 18. 7-8:30pm. Spider Walk. Families can learn all about these fascinating creatures that have such a bad rap.  We will unravel some of the mysteries and hopefully dispel some myths about these amazing animals.  Then join me as we search through forest and field using a full-proof technique to find some local specimens.  Bring a small flashlight for each participant.  Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.  215.862.2924.  Fee.

Thursdays Sept. 18-Nov. 6.9:30-11:30am.  Water Ecology Home school kids ages 12-14 can join me for this popular ecology series.  This session we will concentrate on water.  From pond and stream restoration to rain gardening to building an Archimedes screw, participants will learn all about water, its principles and how life itself depends on it.  Fernbrook Farm Education Center.  609.298.4028.

Sun. Sept. 21. 1-4pm  Discovery Day Bring the family as Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve opens its doors to the community.  There will be music, meadow tours, insect safaris, live animals such as owls, snakes, and turtles.  Plus food, native plant information and much more.  All free.  Please come and plan to spend the afternoon at this magical place. Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.  http://bhwp.org  215.862.2924.

Wed. Sept. 24. 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.