Science on Saturday -Geology of Alabama

Unfortunately, this event will be canceled because of health issues with Dr. Lacefield. We will try to reschedule this event for this spring. We hope that Dr. Lacefield will get better soon. 

 

Love geology? Then join us in welcoming Dr. Lacefield as he talks about the interesting geology that Alabama has to offer. 

This program will be hands for all ages and begins at 10 a.m. on November 4 at the Louise Kreher Preserve and Nature Center. 

Pre-registration is not required. Admission is $4 for members and $5 for non-members. Looking forward to having a rockin’ good time for our Science on Saturdays.

 

Creepy Wonderful Critters – Venomous Snakes

Come to the Kreher Preserve & Nature Center and learn all about the critters you may find a bit unfriendly! We would love the chance to show you how truly amazing these creatures are!

Jimmy Stiles will be hosting our program and talking about live snakes and other reptiles. You will even have a chance to hold a snake.  The presentation will be starting at 10 a.m. and end around 12:30

Admission is $5 for non-members and $4 for members. (Cash or Check) Children 3 and under are free. Pre-registration is not required. Canceled in the event of rain. This event will take place October 14th.

This program will be held at the Louise Kreher Preserve & Nature Center unless otherwise noted. The nature center is located at 2222 N. College Street near the AU Fisheries and Hwy 280. For more information, visitauburn.edu/preserve, email preserve@auburn.edu, or call 334-707-6512.We are also on Facebook – www.facebook.com/auburnpreserve.

Guided Nature Walks, Offered Monthly for Adults

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Take an interpretive tour through the Kreher Preserve & Nature Center with a trained naturalist.  Nature Walks offer excellent opportunities to socialize and learn, while enjoying fresh air and exercise in our beautiful outdoors. If you are new to the area or uneasy venturing out on your own, this is a great way to safely explore the outdoors while learning about the plants, wildlife, and ecology of our area. Guided Nature Walks feature a different topic each month chosen from a variety of seasonal themes. 2016 themes include:

January – Warm for the Winter: This month we will teach you how animals stay warm for the winter, what they eat, where they sleep as we hike out looking for birds and mammals who stayed for the winter.

February – Watersheds: This month we will learn all about state watersheds, river basins and our own Saugahatchee watershed!

March – Invasive Plant: We will investigate plants that have snuck into Alabama from other countries and why they are so detrimental to our ecosystems. We will enjoy a hike looking and pulling up any of these bad invasive plants and planting some good native plants!

April – Earth Day: Enjoy a walk on our wonderful earth learning all about the history of Earth Day and ways to take care of our favorite planet!

May – Native Americans: Learn about the Native American tribes of Alabama and the Muscogees (upper Creeks) that once lived at the preserve.

June –  – No hike offered

July – Butterflies: Learn all about beautiful butterflies. Walk to our butterfly garden to observe butterflies in all stages of life cycle.

August – Carnivorous Plants: Learn all about the fascinating world of bogs and the incredibly adaptive plants that live there!

September – Honey Bees: This month learn all about these fascinating insects and taste some local honey- from our own hives. We will learn all about pollination and the waggle dance while out on our hike to see our bees.

October – Fall Foliage: Come and learn all about seasonal changes and the signs of fall!

November – White-tailed deer: Hikers will investigate the wonderful world of the white-tail deer.

December – Great Backyard Bird Count: We will teach you the common winter birds found in our part of the state, ways to attract birds to your yard, and bird watching tips. Learn about the Great Backyard Bird Count and become a citizen scientist to help researchers gain a clearer picture of bird populations with the data you gather in a fun activity the whole family can enjoy.

Walks are offered the second Thursday of each month from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. No pre-registration is required. Canceled in the event of rain. Hikes are free to the public. Donations are welcomed. All hikes are offered at the Kreher Preserve & Nature Center located at 2222 N. College Street, Auburn. The nature center is located 3 miles north of Toomer’s Corner. Traveling from the south, the KPNC entrance is on the right, just north of the AU Fisheries complex.

 

Discovery Hikes, Families & Children Exploring Nature

 

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Explore the Kreher Preserve & Nature Center and learn something new each month about plants, wildlife and nature with a trained naturalist who will offer your family fun opportunities for hands-on learning, exploration, and exercise! Guided Discovery Hikes feature a different topic each month chosen from a variety of seasonal themes. 2016 nature themes include:

January – Warm for the Winter: This month we will teach you how animals stay warm for the winter, what they eat, where they sleep as we hike out looking for birds and mammals who stayed for the winter.

February – Watersheds: We will learn all about state watersheds, river basins, and our own Saugahatchee watershed!

March – Invasive Plants: We will investigate plants that have snuck into Alabama from other countries and why they are so detrimental to our ecosystems. We will enjoy a hike looking and pulling up any of these bad invasive plants and planting some good native plants!

April – Earth Day: Enjoy a hike on our wonderful earth learning all about the history of Earth Day and ways to take care of our favorite planet!

May – Native Americans: Learn about the Native American tribes of Alabama and the Muscogees (upper Creeks) that once lived at the preserve.

June – – No hike offered

July –Butterflies (9:00 a.m.): Learn all about beautiful butterflies. Hike to our butterfly garden to observe butterflies in all stages of life cycle.

August – Carnivorous plants (9:00 a.m.): Learn all about the fascinating world of bogs and the incredibly adaptive plants live that live there!

September – Honey Bees: This month learn all about these fascinating insects and taste some local honey- from our own hives. We will learn all about pollination and the waggle dance while out on our hike to see our bees.

October – Fall Foliage: Come and learn all about seasonal changes and the signs of fall!

November – White-tailed deer: Hikers will investigate the wonderful world of the white-tail deer.

December – Great Backyard Bird Count: We will teach you the common winter birds found in our part of the state, ways to attract birds to your yard, and bird watching tips. Learn about the Great Backyard Bird Count and become a citizen scientist to help researchers gain a clearer picture of bird populations with the data you gather in a fun activity the whole family can enjoy.

For families and other adults accompanying children. Walks are offered the second Thursday of each month from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. No pre-registration is required. Canceled in the event of rain. Hikes are free to the public. Donations are welcomed. All hikes are offered at the Kreher Preserve & Nature Center located at 2222 N. College Street, Auburn. The nature center is located 3 miles north of Toomer’s Corner. Traveling from the south, the KPNC entrance is on the right, just north of the AU Fisheries complex.