You will discover the harbingers of spring with Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz. Every year as the temperatures rise and the days grow longer, animals and plants are signaled to start a new year. We’ll search for the life stirrings that are traditionally witnessed at this time, including early blooming flowers, and the rousing of the winter hibernators, like skunks and raccoons that leave their evidence in the soft ground. The Lake Michigan shore may display the arrival of thousands of ducks resting and refueling on their journey north to breeding grounds. You will also learn the science of why the temperature goes up and the days get longer, and why we call this time the equinox.
This program will take place entirely outdoors. We will practice social distancing when we are able to, but because of the nature of small-group programming, it will not always be possible. For the health and safety of all, participants must wear a mask when you are within six feet of others. Please do not attend if you are sick or believe you have been exposed to the virus. See our latest COVID-19 updates here.
Members: $15 | Non-Members: $20