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Sun 26

Sunset Tranquility Walk

May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 29
Thu 30

Frogs & Friends

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 31

Readings from the Rookery

May 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Severson Dells Nature Center

May 2019

Wonder Walk and Fireside Reading: Celebrate Rachel Carson

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Join us as we celebrate the birthday of Rachel Carson, scientist and pioneer of the modern environmental movement. We will embark on a golden hour walk around the Dells marveling in the wonders of nature. After our hike, we will settle in by the fire and share some readings from Rachel Carson’s pioneering work. Please RSVP at http://www.seversondells.com/events/rachelcarson or 815-335-2915.  

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Frogs & Friends

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Plan to get wet as we explore our pond and creek for frogs and other aquatic life. We'll scoop for critters, and investigate their adaptations to see what they have that makes them so successful living underwater. Family program. Bring a change of clothes and shoes. For safety, water shoes need to be firmly attached to feet (no crocs, flipflops or jellyshoes; rubber boots are not recommended - they can fill with water; old sneakers or hiking boots are good,…

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Readings from the Rookery

May 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Severson Dells staff lead this fun and engaging program that introduces children and their parents to great nature books. After our story, everyone participates in outside activities that relate to the theme of the week. This program targets 5-to 9-year-olds and focuses on the importance of getting kids outside. Space is limited, so register early to attend. Free! RSVP at http://www.seversondells.com/readings-from-the-rookery or http://bit.ly/rookeryreadings or call 815 -335-2915.

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June 2019

Morning Birding with Jack Armstrong

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Join local bird expert, Jack Armstrong, for a morning of birding at Severson Dells. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours (let us know if you need a pair). Who knows what you may see? All birding abilities welcome! Come dressed for the weather. Please RSVP June at http://www.seversondells.com/events/morningbirdingwithjack-june-1-2019 or http://bit.ly/junebirding  or call. 815-335-2915.

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Readings from the Rookery

June 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Severson Dells staff lead this fun and engaging program that introduces children and their parents to great nature books. After our story, everyone participates in outside activities that relate to the theme of the week. This program targets 5-to 9-year-olds and focuses on the importance of getting kids outside. Space is limited, so register early to attend. Free! RSVP at http://www.seversondells.com/readings-from-the-rookery or http://bit.ly/rookeryreadings or call 815 -335-2915.

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Solstice Celebration

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening celebrating the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. We’ll learn about the cycles of the seasons and enjoy music and s’mores around the campfire. Please register at http://www.seversondells.com/events/summersolstice2019 or call 815-335-2915.

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Readings from the Rookery

June 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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One event on May 31, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on June 14, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on June 28, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on July 26, 2019 at 9:30am

Severson Dells staff lead this fun and engaging program that introduces children and their parents to great nature books. After our story, everyone participates in outside activities that relate to the theme of the week. This program targets 5-to 9-year-olds and focuses on the importance of getting kids outside. Space is limited, so register early to attend. Free! RSVP at http://www.seversondells.com/readings-from-the-rookery or http://bit.ly/rookeryreadings or call 815 -335-2915.

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July 2019

Calling Frog Hike

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join Naturalist Andrea Wallace and a team of citizen scientists as we collect data on calling frogs as a part of our Citizen Science project. This hike is a great opportunity to watch science in action and learn about the protocol used to observe frog populations in Winnebago County. We will be going out after dark, so be sure to have a flashlight and mosquito repellant handy. Please RSVP to Andrea at andrea@seversondells.org so she knows to expect you.  

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Phenology Walk

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Phenology is the timing at which things happen. Come and join us as we take a look at the phenology of our native plants. Which ones are leafing out? Which ones have buds? Which have flowers? We will record this data as part of the National Phenology Project that is collecting data from around the country to see changes in the phenology of plants. Please RSVP at http://www.seversondells.com/events/phenologywalk or http://bit.ly/phenology2019 or call. 815-335-2915

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Readings from the Rookery

July 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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One event on May 31, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on June 14, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on June 28, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on July 26, 2019 at 9:30am

Severson Dells staff lead this fun and engaging program that introduces children and their parents to great nature books. After our story, everyone participates in outside activities that relate to the theme of the week. This program targets 5-to 9-year-olds and focuses on the importance of getting kids outside. Space is limited, so register early to attend. Free! RSVP at http://www.seversondells.com/readings-from-the-rookery or http://bit.ly/rookeryreadings or call 815 -335-2915.

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September 2019

Bat Monitoring

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Join citizen scientists and prospective citizen scientists in the field to observe and learn how the Echo Meter is used to detect and identify the bats of the summer night. Led by naturalist Barbara Williams we will see bats fly over just before it gets dark. As dusk turns to night we’ll lose sight of the bats but we’ll still be able to hear their voices with the Echo Meter, a device that lowers the pitch of the bats’ feeding…

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