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

Wed. March 12. 10-11am Toddler Walk. Kids 18-36 months with adult.  Do you see a budding natural 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.

Thurs. March 20.  3-4pm Animal Movements.  Kids and families are invited to join me for a fun, educational program on how animals move.  With live specimen, animal artifacts and more, we will explore how an animal moves helps it eat, live, survive.  Princeton Public Library. 609.924-9529.  Free.

Sat. March 22. 9-11am.  Birding for Beginners. 10-adult Have you wanted to learn about the birds in our area, but didn’t know where to start?  Well this program is for you. We will cover the basics of binocular use and backyard feeder birds, then venture into the forest to learn techniques on identifying birds by sight, song and behavior.  Bring Binoculars.  Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve 215.862.2924.  Reservations by March 20. Fee.

Thursdays March 27-May 15.  9:30-11:30am.  Ecology Course for Home-schoolers. Do you have a home-school 12-14 year old interested in outdoors, science and farm life?  Then this course if for them.  Join me at Fernbrook Farm Education Center for an eight-week class on ecology in and around the farm.  We have hundreds of acres to explore and experience.  Fee.  Fernbrook Farms. 609.298.4028 or http://fernbrookeducation.org

Mondays April 7-May 12. 10:30-11:15 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.

Mon. April 14.  7-8pm.  Animals From Eggs. Families.  Join me for a hands-on discussion as we discover the wonders of some animals that come from eggs.  This goes well beyond birds.  Lawrenceville Library 609.882.9246.  Free.

Wed. April 16. 10-11am Toddler Walk. Kids 18-36 months with adult.  Do you see a budding natural 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. April 19.  4-5pm. It’s So Egg-citing!!!! Families. Extracting dye from plants is an ancient science. Though Paas™ can give you vibrant color, natural dyes from plants and vegetables are rustic, subtle, and beautiful. While you wait for the magic to happen, join us as we learn about eggs and meet some of the animals that come from them. Bring six white, hard-boiled eggs and take home six beautifully dyed ones. Don’t miss it! Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. 215.862.2924.  Reservations by April 17.  Fee.

Sat. April 19. 7-8:30 pm.  Amphibian Hike. Families. The setting sun and rising moon add a little magic to a stroll through the woods. Join us as we explore the natural world during the evening hours. We will listen to, and look for, spring peepers and wood frogs, and see what other spring treasures await us. Bring a small flashlight. Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. 215.862.2924.  Reservations by April 17.  Fee.