Registration is open for our Winter sessions of Forest Friends and Tree Tots!

Alabama Winter months are made for exploring with your children and we are offering some great programs to help you continue to enjoy the great outdoors!

Tree Tots (ages crawling to 3 years) and Forest Friends (ages 2 to 5 years) are part of the KPNC’s award-winning Forest Friends series. This series offers unique, hands-on, nature-based education for children and their caregivers, creating a meaningful and impactful connection to nature that will last a lifetime. Tree Tots meets on Thursday’s from 9:30-11:00am and Forest Friends meets on Friday’s from 9:30-11:00am. Both programs begin the second week of January (14th for TT and 15th for FF) and continue for six weeks until February 18 & 19 respectively. The cost for either program is $45 for the full six week session and registration can be found here:

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Halloween Enchanted Forest


Fri, Oct 23 & Sat, Oct 24

This fun, family-friendly Halloween event takes you on a magical hike in our Enchanted Forest where you will be greeted by our costumed forest friends. These nature-inspired characters will entertain you on how they “trick or treat” other animals and plants in the forest. Don your costumes and good walking shoes, and enjoy some early Halloween fun! Hot chocolate will be available for anyone bringing donations to our local food bank. Remember to bring a flashlight.

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Nature Playground Re-opens

After being closed for several weeks to help flatten the COVID-19 infection curve, we are following the lead of the city and re-opening the nature playground today. The CDC suggests that the risk of infection from playgrounds comes from kids playing in close proximity, rather than the playground equipment itself. For this reason, strict social distancing guidelines are still in place in our playground. Please use the resource wisely and carefully.

Vulture Vlog

We are excited to announce our new Vulture Vlog which documents a local Black Vulture nest from eggs to hatchlings. This series of videos is produced in collaboration with Lew Scharpf, a widely acclaimed photographer and nature enthusiast. The Black Vulture is a protected bird of prey which has a common presence in the southeast. Their nest site is typically found on the ground or in the hollow of the tree. Follow along on our Black Vulture journey through our Facebook posts or on Lew Scharpf’s YouTube channel,